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Joshua Cutler, J.D., Ph.D.

joshua cutler

Assistant Professor
Phone:(208) 426-3462
Mail Stop: 1610
Office: MBEB 3113

An Idaho native, Joshua taught at the University of Houston for five years prior to joining Boise State University in 2020. He currently teaches tax and accounting research and personal financial planning in the MSA/MSAT programs. His research interests include the intersection of accounting and law, the religious foundations of taxation and economic regulation, and the history of taxation. He has published in outlets including Review of Accounting Studies, Catholic University Law Review and Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal.


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Oregon
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University

Teaching Areas

  • Taxation
  • Personal Financial Planning

Areas of Expertise

  • Class Action Securities Litigation
  • Religious Foundations of Taxation
  • Tax History

Featured Publications

“Disclosure and the Outcome of Securities Litigation”, Review of Accounting Studies, 24(1): 230-263, (2019) with Angela Davis and Kyle Peterson

“The Religious Roots of the Progressive Income Tax in America”, 68 Catholic University Law Review 473 (2019)

“The Parallel Head Taxes of Margaret Thatcher and Barack Obama”, 29 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 251 (2020)