Travis Chow
Dr. Travis CHOW
Accounting and Law
Assistant Professor

3917 4216

KK 1234

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • PhD in Accounting, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • MSc in Statistics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MA in Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • BA (First Class Honors), University of Alberta, Canada


Dr. Travis Chow’s research focuses on how taxes affect corporate decision making. His works have been published in Contemporary Accounting Research. He has taught taxation and financial accounting at the undergraduate level and empirical tax research seminar for PhD students​ at Singapore Management University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Travis pursued further studies in Canada and received his PhD in accounting from the University of Waterloo. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as an economic analyst in Toronto.


Travis currently teaches Management Control. His teaching experience includes taxation and financial accounting at the undergraduate level and empirical tax research at the doctoral level.

Research Interest

  • Taxes and corporate decision making.

Selected Publications

  • Travis Chow, Sterling Huang, Kenneth J. Klassen, and Jeffrey Ng, “The Influence of Corporate Income Taxes on Investment Location: Evidence from Corporate Headquarters Relocations.” Management Science, forthcoming.
  • Xia Chen, Qiang Cheng, Travis Chow, and Yanju Liu (2021), “Corporate In‐house Tax Departments.” Contemporary Accounting Research, 38 (1), 443–482.
  • Travis Chow, Ken Klassen, and Yanju Liu (2016), “Targets’ Tax Shelter Participation and Takeover Premiums.” Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (4), 1440–1472. Presented at 29th CAR Conference.

Awards and Honours

  • FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2016, American Accounting Association.
  • PI, Singapore Ministry of Education Tier 1 Research Grant, 2016-2018
  • PI, Singapore Ministry of Education Tier 1 Research Grant, 2015-2017
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Lake Tahoe, 2012

Service to the University/ Community

  • Discussants for ATA Midyear Meeting, Oxford Tax Academic Symposium, EIASM Conference on Research in Taxation, SMU Accounting Symposium, Xiamen University Accounting Symposium, AAA Annual Meeting, CAAA Annual Conferences, LBS Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference.
  • Ad hoc reviewer for journals: Contemporary Accounting Research, CAR Conference, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, Journal of International Accounting Research, etc.
  • Ad hoc reviewer for conferences: ATA Mid-year Meetings, FARS Mid-year Meetings, AAA Annual Meetings (ATA), CAAA Annual Conferences, and SMU Accounting Symposium, etc.