Teaching Interests

I teach two tax elective courses for full-time MBA students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business: Individual Taxes and Financial Planning and Corporate Taxes and Business Strategy. The objective of these courses is to develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect personal and 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. Students will gain an approach to thinking about taxes that will be valuable across jurisdictions even as laws change.

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.