Jon N. Kerr

Jon N. Kerr

Assistant Professor

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Professor Kerr's research spans taxation, the information environment, equity and debt markets, and asset liquidity, often with a focus on the international setting.  His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading accounting and business journals, including the Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Professor Kerr graduated with a PhD from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2013.  Prior to joining Fisher in 2017, Professor Kerr was faculty at Baruch College - City University of New York (CUNY).  Professor Kerr maintains a CPA license in Washington State where, prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked for Grant Thornton LLP in both their Strategic Federal Tax Services (SFTS) Consulting and Federal and State Tax Compliance groups.

Areas of Expertise


  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Research in Taxation
  • Tax



  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • MAcc, Brigham Young University
  • BS, Brigham Young University


  • Kerr, J. N. (2018) The Value Relevance of Taxes: International Evidence on the Proxy for Profitability Role of Tax Surprise. Journal of Accounting & Economics, forthcoming.
  • Kerr, J. N., Sadka, G., and Sadka, R. (2018) Illiquidity and Price Informativeness. Management Science, forthcoming.
  • Kerr, J. N. (2018) Transparency, Information Shocks, and Tax Avoidance. Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.
  • Kerr, J. N., and Ozel, N. B. (2015) Earnings Announcements, Information Asymmetry, and Timing of Debt Offerings. The Accounting Review: November 2015, Vol. 90, No. 6, pp. 2375-2410.


  • ACCTMIS 3400 - Tax Accounting I

    Fundamentals of the federal income tax, and how it influences taxpayer decisions. Emphasis is on the individuals and businesses organized as proprietorships, but rules generally applicable to all taxpayers are covered. Prereq: A grade of B or above in 2300H, or 3200 and BusMHR 2292.