Professor Olson is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Vanderbilt. His research interests include capital markets, taxation, corporate governance, and institutional investors.
His job market paper examines whether investor types influence firm payout policy decisions (share repurchases and dividends). In particular, he focuses on the treatment of trapped foreign cash “unlocked” by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) as a setting. His dissertation was completed under the supervision of Jake Thomas (chair), Frank Zhang, Shyam Sunder, Thomas Steffen, and Zeqiong Huang.