John Robinson

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McCombs School of Business


John Robinson is the C. Aubrey Smith Professor of Accounting in the McCombs School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1985.

Professor Robinson teaches introductory taxation, corporate tax, taxation of partnerships and tax planning. His research focus is in a broad variety of areas involving financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and the influence of taxes on financial structures and performance.

Professor Robinson’s scholarly articles have appeared in Accounting Review, Journal of Finance, National Tax Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of the American Bar Association and The Journal of Taxation.

He has served as the editor of The Journal of the American Taxation Association, and his 2002 Accounting Review article with Ben Ayers and Bryan Cloyd won the 2002-03 ATA Outstanding Manuscript Award.

Professor Robinson is the recipient of the Henry A. Bubb Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Texas Blazer’s Faculty Excellence Award and the MPA Council Outstanding Professor Award.


Spring 2008

Introduction to Taxation, ACC 364
Tax Planning, ACC 384.3