University of Southern California

Eric Allen
Assistant Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MS, UC-Berkeley; BS, University of Redlands


Eric Allen's research focuses on the effect of statutory requirements on firm income tax disclosures, financial statement analysis, and motion picture accounting. Professor Allen is a licensed CPA, a referee for the Review of Accounting Studies, and a member of the American Accounting Association.


Allen, E., Erkens, D., and Young, S. M. (2016) "Compensation Contracts in Hollywood,".
Morse, S., and Allen, E. (2016) "INNOVATION AND TAXATION AT STARTUP FIRMS," Tax Law Review, 69 (3).
Allen, E., Dechow, P., Pope, D., and Wu, G. (2016) "Reference Dependent Preferences: Evidence from marathon runners," Management Science.
Allen, E., Erkens, D. H., Choi, A., and Oh, S. (2015) "Executive Clawback Provisions and Corporate Tax Planning,".
Sloan, R. G., Larson, C. R., and Allen, E. (2013) "Accrual Reversals, Earnings, and Stock Returns," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 56 (1), 113-129.
Allen, E., and Morse, S. (2013) "Tax Haven Incorporation for U.S. Headquartered Firms: No Exodus Yet," National tax Journal, 66 (2), 395-420.
Allen, E., and Raghavan, S. (2012) "Are Venture Capital Investments Inefficiently Organized?,".