Daniel Taylor

Associate Professor of Accounting at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

A tenured professor at The Wharton School, Dr. Taylor is an award-winning researcher and teacher with extensive expertise on issues related to financial disclosures, accounting fraud, insider trading, corporate governance, and executive compensation. A world-renown scholar, Professor Taylor has written more than 20 articles on these topics published in the leading academic journals in accounting, finance, and management; led seminars at over 100 leading business schools across the globe; won numerous academic and industry awards; and serves on the editorial boards of several top academic journals.

Professor Taylor’s research targets practitioners and regulators, and aims to have direct relevance to current issues facing boards and shareholders. His research is frequently cited in business media, in trade publications, and in rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. His research has been presented at multiple regulatory and enforcement agencies including the SEC, the Public Company Audit Oversight Board, and the Southern District of New York; and has informed multiple investigations by the FBI, Treasury, and Department of Justice.

He has provided consulting and expert services related to best practices in business decision making to Rubin Fortunado and undisclosed regulatory investigations to Pomerantz.

Professor Taylor teaches an undergraduate course that applies state-of-the-art analytics to topics in corporate disclosure, corporate governance, and accounting fraud, and supervises doctoral dissertations on these topics. His doctoral students have gone on to become faculty at a variety of leading business schools, including Stanford, MIT, and Chicago.

Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware, his master’s from Duke University, and his PhD from Stanford University.

Selected Publications

 The Spread of COVID-19 Disclosure