Anthony Welsch’s research is primarily focused on taxation, with an emphasis on examining fiscal outcomes, taxpayer decision-making, and tax enforcement. He is also interested in how tax incentives and tax reporting requirements can affect local economic activity, as well as environmental and social outcomes. Some of his current research uses archival data to understand how changes in US state tax policies affect firms’ investment and hiring decisions. In another study, he and his co-authors implemented a field experiment in collaboration with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (the Texas tax authority) to better understand sales tax compliance of out-of-state businesses.
His work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Public Economics.
Welsch graduated cum laude with a BS in business followed by a master of accountancy degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked professionally for six years as a certified public accountant performing state and local tax compliance and consulting services.