Teaching Interests

I teach a course titled Taxes and Business Strategy for full-time MBA students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The objective of this course is to develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect business decisions. The key themes of the Scholes-Wolfson framework - all parties, all taxes and all costs - are applied to decision contexts such as investments, compensation, and organizational form. The goal of this course is to provide a new approach to thinking about taxes that will be valuable across jurisdictions even as laws change. I received a summary rating of 4.4 (out of 5) Spring 2015.

Cases

International Paper's Black Liquor Credit with John R. Robinson and Bridget Stomberg. 2015. Stanford Graduate School of Business Case No. A225.

Sticks and stones? How companies respond to "tax shaming" with Jeff Hoopes, Becky Lester, and Sheila Melvin. 2016. Stanford Graduate School of Business Case No. A226.

Etsy: Keeping it real by keeping taxes low with Jeff Hoopes, Becky Lester, and Sheila Melvin. 2016. Stanford Graduate School of Business Case No. A227.