David Chamberlain

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email: dchamb02@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-1280
Office Location: 003-313

David Chamberlain is an associate professor of Accounting and Tax in the Orfalea College of Business and Director of Cal Poly’s Masters in Taxation program. He joined Cal Poly after a twenty-five-year career as a tax attorney and advisor, working in the Big Four accounting firms in the S.F. Bay Area and in China as well as with IRS Advanced Pricing Agreement program.

An expert in transfer pricing and international tax, Professor Chamberlain is the author of the transfer pricing chapter of the leading treatise Bittker & Lokken’s Federal Taxation of Income, Estates and Gifts. He also co-authored a book providing a broad overview on the history and practice of international taxation worldwide, along with insights on China’s place in that history. Areas of research include taxation of cryptocurrency, valuation of profits-only interests, the commensurate with income standard, base erosion and profit shifting, European State Aid cases and taxation of employee stock options. He has published in the Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review (forthcoming), Tax Notes Federal, Tax Notes International and other influential journals in the field of taxation.

Professor Chamberlain teaches courses in the MS Taxation program in international tax, advanced corporate tax and taxation of high technology. He also teaches federal taxation of individuals at the undergraduate level. He has been voted by students as Outstanding Faculty in MS Taxation.