Petro Lisowsky


Petro Lisowsky

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Petro (Pete) Lisowsky is a Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is currently also an Associate Professor of Accounting at Boston University's Questrom School of Business and an external research affiliate with the Norwegian Center for Taxation at the Norwegian School of Economics. He was previously a Visiting Associate Professor at MIT Sloan in 2015-16.

Lisowsky has research interests in U.S. and international corporate tax policy; tax reporting, disclosure, and organizational form; and financial reporting and audit choices of private companies. His research has been published in several leading accounting journals. He is teaching a course on taxes and business strategy to Sloan MBA students in the spring semester. Lisowsky has been an academic consultant to the Internal Revenue Service in 2005-2021, and worked at the U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Defense Department, and Deloitte Tax LLP. He is currently the President of the American Taxation Association.

Lisowsky holds a BBA and Master of Accounting degrees, both from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Boston University. He is a licensed CPA.


"Competitive Externalities of Tax Cuts."

Donohoe, Michael P., Hansol Jang, and Petro Lisowsky. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 60, No. 1 (2022): 201-259.

"The Economic Effects of Special Purpose Entities on Corporate Tax Avoidance."

Demeré, Paul, Michael P. Donohoe, and Petro Lisowsky. Contemporary Accounting Research Vol. 37, No. 3 (2020): 1562-1597.

"The Silent Majority: Private U.S. Firms and Financial Reporting Choices."

Lisowsky, Petro, and Michael Minnis. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 58, No. 3 (2020): 547-588.

"The Effects of Competition from S Corporations on the Organizational Form Choice of Rival C Corporations."

Donohoe, Michael P., Petro Lisowsky, and Michael A. Mayberry. Contemporary Accounting Research Vol. 36, No. 3 (2019): 1784-1823.

"Flexibility in Income Shifting under Losses."

Hopland, Arnt O., Petro Lisowsky, Mohammed Mardan, and Dirk Schindler. The Accounting Review Vol. 93, No. 3 (2018): 163-183.

"Economic Growth and Financial Statement Verification."

Lisowsky, Petro, Michael Minnis, and Andrew Sutherland. Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017): 745-794. SSRN.

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