Assistant Professor of Accounting
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2622 Fax: 412.396.4764
Amy Yurko is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duquesne University. Professor Yurko teaches Corporate & Partnership Tax Accounting and Financial Accounting to undergraduate students at Duquesne's Palumbo Donahue School of Business. She has also taught Individual Tax Accounting & Planning to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Yurko's research interests include tax accounting, executive compensation design, corporate governance, executive power, and examining how taxes influence taxpayer decisions, including compensation design and marriage decisions. Her research interests extend to teaching, specifically examining new teaching methods to improve the classroom environment and comprehension.
Professor Yurko is an attorney, whose legal career began at Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor to Price Waterhouse Coopers. She practiced as an attorney for more than twenty-years, specializing in business planning, estates, and taxes.
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, 2014
J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
Articles in Journals
Balsam, S., Evans, J.H., Yurko, A.J.N. (2018) The Impact of Regulation on Executive Compensation: I.R.C. section 162(m) and the Unexpected Exclusion of CFOs. The Journal of the American Taxation Association, forthcoming.
Balsam, S., Evans, J.H., Yurko, A.J.N. (2018) How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed I.R.C. §162(m): What this means for corporations and compensation practices. The Tax Adviser 49(6): 362-369.
Yurko, A.J.N., Cheng, C. (2018) The Preferential Tax Rate on Dividend Income: Economic Stimulus or Window Dressing. Journal of Accounting and Finance 18(7): 148-162.
Yurko, A.J.N. (2018) An Empircal Examination of the Compensation-Dividend Relation to Compare Conflict Resolution Strategies at Public versus Private Firms. Accounting and Finance Research 7(2): 248-260.
Yurko, A.J.N., Cheng, C. (2017) House and Senate Find Common Ground: The Marriage Tax Penalty. taxnotes 157(10): 1441-1447.
Cheng, C., Yurko, A.J.N. (2017) Trump's First-100-Day Opportunity for Women: Tax Code Reform to Reduce Wage Gap, Forbes Online available at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2017/01/19/trumps-first-100-day-opportunity-for-women-tax-code-reform-to-reduce-wage-gap/#7f578b2f50dc
Cheng, C., Yurko, A.J.N. (2017) Federal Tax Code May Contribute to Married Women Wage Gap, Forbes Online available at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/08/16/federal-tax-code-may-contribute-to-married-women-wage-gap/#7c1eaaae577f
Yurko, A., Balsam, S., & Evans, H. (2016). Learning from the Past: CFO Compensation Design and Motivating Accuracy. WorldatWork.
Yurko, A., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Kannan, Y., Menk, B., & Morris, B. (2015). How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam? Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.
Articles in Proceedings
Crumbley, D.L., Cheng, C., Yurko, A.J.N. (2018) Caterpillar and Economic Substance: Tax Avoidance or Fraud, American Accounting Association Annural Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Cheng, C., Yurko, A.J.N. (2018) Income or Taxes: Survey Evidence on The Marriage Tax Penalty and Marriage Bonus on Couples' Marriage Decisions, Behavioral Tax Symposium. Washington, D.C.
Balsam, S., Evans, J.H., Yurko, A.J.N. (2017). The Influence of CEO Power and Public Outrage on I.R.C. Section 162(m) Compliance. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
Cheng, C. & Yurko, A. (in press, 2017). The 2003 Dividend Tax Rate Reduction: Stimulus or Window Dressing. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
Balsam, S., Evans, J., & Yurko, A. (2017). The Influence of CEO Power and Public Outrage on I.R.C. Section 162(m) Compliance. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region.
Balsam, S., Evans, J. H., & Yurko, A. (2017). The Influence of CEO Power and Public Outrage on I.R.C. Section 162(m) Compliance. AAA - American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting.
Cheng, C., Crumbley, L., Enis, C., & Yurko, A. (2017). Marriage is a State of Luxury: The Disproportionate Impact of the Dual-Earner Marriage Tax Penalty. AAA - American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting.
Balsam, S., Evans, J. H., & Yurko, A. (2016). The impact of regulation on executive compensation: An investigation of the impact of I.R.C. section 162(m) and the unexpected exclusion of CFOs. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
Yurko, A., Evans III, J., & Balsam, S. (2016). A Reinvestigation of the Impact of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code: The Peculiar Case of CFO’s. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region.