Professor Ling Chu’s research interests are primarily grounded in federal income tax law and its impact on decision-making by businesses and individuals. While her research is primarily directed towards tax policy analysis, it also extends to international taxation, corporate tax planning, estate planning, accounting education, auditor liabilities, and audit quality.
Professor Chu has published in a number of refereed academic journals including:
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, the Canadian Tax Journal, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, European Accounting Review, Accounting Perspectives, and Issues in Accounting Education.
In addition to extensive research work, she has also focused on developing and teaching tax courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including: Taxation III, offered at the Graduate Diploma in Accounting level; Taxation 2, offered at the CPA-MBA level; and the management tax planning topics for the Lazaridis Executive Masters in Technology Management program.
In 2008, Professor Chu was awarded The Glenn Carroll Teaching Fellowship from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, highlighting teaching excellence.
Before moving to academia full-time, Professor Chu worked in tax consulting with Deloitte LLP in its Toronto office. Her practice focused on corporate and international taxation, including tax aspects of cross-border investments and transactions, financings, reorganizations, and restructurings.
Taxation and its impact on decision-making by businesses and individuals, tax policy, international taxation, corporate tax planning, accounting education, auditor liabilities and audit quality.