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John Robinson is the C. Aubrey Smith Professor of Accounting in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas in 1985, he taught at The University of Kansas where he was The Arthur Young Faculty Scholar from 1982-1984. John served as the Academic Fellow in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission for 2009-2010. He 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. John conducts research in a broad variety of topics involving financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and the influence of taxes on financial structures and performance. His 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. In addition, John was the editor of The Journal of the American Taxation Association, from 2002 through 2005, and he was a co-author of the articles honored with the 2003 and 2008 ATA Outstanding Manuscript Awards. In addition, John received the ATA Outstanding Service Award in 2012. Professor Robinson received his J.D. (Cum Laude) from The University of Michigan in 1979, and he was awarded his PhD in accounting from The University of Michigan in 1981. John teaches courses on individual and corporate taxation and advanced accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Publications

Lisa Simone, John R. Robinson, and Bridget Stomberg. 2014. Distilling the Reserve for Uncertain Tax Positions: The Revealing Case of Black Liquor. Review of Accounting Studies 19(1), 456-472.
Adam S. Koch, Craig E. Lefanowicz, and John R. Robinson. 2013. Regulation FD: A Review and Synthesis of the Academic Literature. Accounting Horizons 27(3), 619-646.
Adam S. Koch, Craig E. Lefanowicz, and John R. Robinson. 2012. The Effect of Quarterly Earnings Guidance on Share Values in Corporate Acquisitions. Journal of Corporate Finance 18(5), 1269-1285.
Yong Yu, John R. Robinson, and Yanfeng Xue. 2011. Determinants of Disclosure Noncompliance and the Effect of the SEC Review: Evidence from the 2006 Mandated Compensation Disclosure Regulations. The Accounting Review 86(4), 1415-1444.
Brian Spilker, Benjamin C. Ayers, and John R. Robinson. 2011. Taxation of Business Entities. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
John R. Robinson, Stephanie Sikes, and Connie Weaver. 2010. Performance Measurement of Corporate Tax Departments. The Accounting Review 85(3), 1035-1064.
Benjamin C. Ayers, Oliver Zhen Li, and John R. Robinson. 2008. Tax-Induced Trading around the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Journal of the American Taxation Association 30, 77-100.
Benjamin C. Ayers, Craig E. Lefanowicz, and John R. Robinson. 2007. Capital Gains Taxes and Acquisition Activity: Evidence of the Lock-in Effect. Contemporary Accounting Research 24, 315-344.
John R. Robinson. 2007. The Future of Tax Research: What Are the Unanswered Questions? Journal of the American Taxation Association 29, 85-85.
Benjamin C. Ayers, C. Bryan Cloyd, and John R. Robinson. 2005. Does the Tax Rhetoric of Presidential Candidates Affect Security Prices? Journal of Law and Economics 48, 125-148.
Benjamin C. Ayers, Craig E. Lefanowicz, and John R. Robinson. 2004. The Effect of Shareholder-Level Capital Gains Taxes on Acquisition Structure. The Accounting Review 79, 859-887.
John R. Robinson. 2003. Barry Diller, Vivendi, and Mixing Bowl Partnerships, in Cases in Tax Strategy, M. Erickson, ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin C. Ayers, and C. Lefanowicz. 2003. Shareholder Taxes in Acquisition Premiums: The Effect of Capital Gains Taxation. The Journal of Finance 58, 2785-2803.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin C. Ayers, and Craig E. Lefanowicz. 2002. Do Firms Purchase the Pooling Method? Review of Accounting Studies 7, 5-32.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin C. Ayers, and C. Bryan Cloyd. 2002. The Effect of Shareholder-Level Dividend Taxes on Stock Prices: Evidence from the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993. The Accounting Review 77, 933-947.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin C. Ayers, and C. Bryan Cloyd. 2001. The Influence of Income Taxes on the Use of Inside and Outside Debt by Small Businesses. The National Tax Journal 54, 27-56.
John R. Robinson, Craig E. Lefanowicz, and J. Reed Smith. 2000. Golden Parachutes and Managerial Incentives in Corporate Acquisitions. The Journal of Corporate Finance 6, 215-239.
John R. Robinson and Craig E. Lefanowicz. 2000. Multiple Bids, Management Opposition, and the Market for Corporate Control. The Financial Review 35, 109-122.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin Ayers, and Craig E. Lefanowicz. 2000. The Effects of Goodwill Tax Deductions on the Market for Corporate Acquisitions. The Journal of American Taxation Association 22, 34-50.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin Ayers, and Craig E. Lefanowicz. 2000. The Financial Statement Effects of Eliminating the Pooling-of-Interests Method of Acquisition Accounting. Accounting Horizons 14, 1-20.
John R. Robinson and Garry Marchant. 1999. Is Knowing the Tax Code All it Takes to be a Tax Expert?, in Tacit Knowledge in Professional Practice: Researcher and Practitioner Perspectives, J. Sternberg and J.A. Horvath, eds. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Publishers.
Benjamin C. Ayers, Steven J. Kachelmeier, and John R. Robinson. 1999. Why Do People Give Interest-Free Loans to the Government? An Experimental Study of Interim Tax Payments. Journal of the American Taxation Association 21, 55-74.
John R. Robinson, Stephen T. Limberg, and Raimundo Christians. 1997. International Transfer Pricing Restrictions: Impact on Corporate Financial Policy. Revista de Administracao de Empresas, The Journal of Business Administration 37, 28-41.
John R. Robinson, C. Bryan Cloyd, and Stephen T. Limberg. 1997. The Impact of Federal Taxes on the Debt-Equity Structure of Closely Held Corporations. The National Tax Journal 70, 261-277.
John R. Robinson, Benjamin C. Ayers, and C. Bryan Cloyd. 1996. Organizational Form and Taxes: An Empirical Investigation of Small Businesses. The Journal of American Taxation Association 18, 49-67.
John R. Robinson. 1996. Taxpayers' Rights Revisited: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2. Today's CPA 22, 30-33.
Ross Jennings, John R. Robinson, Robert Thompson, and Linda Duvall. 1996. The Relation Between Accounting Goodwill Numbers and Equity Values. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 23, 513-533.
John R. Robinson and Michael S. Schadewald. 1995. A Test of Tversky's Diagnosticity Hypothesis in an Applied Accounting Context. Psychological Reports 77, 379-382.
John R. Robinson and Michael S. Schadewald. 1993. Multiple and Joint Business Uses of a Home Office: Meeting the. The Tax Advisor 24, 485-489.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, Urton Anderson, and Michael S. Schadewald. 1993. The Use of Analogy in Legal Argument: Problem Similarity, Precedent and Expertise. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 55, 95-119.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, Urton Anderson, and M. Schadewald. 1992. Analogical Transfer and Expertise in Legal Reasoning. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 51, 272-290.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, Urton Anderson, and Michael S. Schadewald. 1992. Analogy and Tax Problem Solving. Advances in Taxation 4, 225-246.
Linda Duvall, Ross Jennings, John R. Robinson, and Robert Thompson. 1992. Can Investors Unravel the Effects of Goodwill Accounting? Accounting Horizons 6, 1-4.
Garry Marchant, John R. Robinson, Urton Anderson, and Michael S. Schadewald. 1991. Analogical Transfer and Expertise in Legal Reasoning. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 48, 272-290.
John R. Robinson and Phil Shane. 1990. Acquisition Accounting Method and Bid Premia for Target Firms. The Accounting Review 65, 25-48.
John R. Robinson and Elizabeth Plummer. 1990. Capital Market Evidence of Windfalls From the Acquisition of Tax Carryovers. The National Tax Journal 63, 481-489.
John R. Robinson. 1990. Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Charitable Giving: A Reappraisal Using 1985 Itemizer and Nonitemizer Charitable Deduction Data. The Journal of the American Taxation Association 12, 39-59.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, Urton Anderson, and Michael S. Schadewald. 1990. Selection of Instructional Strategies in the Presence of Related Prior Knowledge. Issues in Accounting Education 5, 41-58.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, Urton Anderson, and Michael S. Schadewald. 1989. A Cognitive Model of Tax Problem Solving. Advances in Taxation 2, 1-20.
John R. Robinson, Garry Marchant, and Urton Anderson. 1989. Proceedings of Instructional Strategies and the Development of Tax Expertise. Journal of the American Taxation Association 10, 7-23.
John R. Robinson and Allen Ford. 1985. Casualty Losses: Reimbursement Claims and Implications for Deductibility. Taxes 63, 355-362.
John R. Robinson and Allen Ford. 1984. Planning Acquisitions of R & D Property: Lease Purchase Decisions. Journal of Taxation 61, 18-23.
John R. Robinson. 1984. Tax Reform: Analyzing a Comprehensive Income Tax. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 3, 29-39.
John R. Robinson, Edmund Outslay, and Richard Boley. 1983. A Framework for Utilizing Individual Return Problems in Introductory Tax Courses. The Accounting Review 58, 428-438.
John R. Robinson and C. Stoltenberg. 1982. Enforcement of Summonses in Requesting Accountant's Workpapers. Taxes 60, 673-682.
John R. Robinson and C. Stoltenberg. 1982. Privilege and Accountants' Workpapers. ABA Journal 68, 1248-1250.
John R. Robinson and Allen Ford. 1981. The Proper Charge to Capital: Jarvis and Implications. Journal of the American Taxation Association 3, 5-10.

Professional Awards

ATA Outstanding Service Award2012
ATA Outstanding Manuscript2008
AAA Doctoral Consortium2006
ATA Outstanding Manuscript2003
Texas Blazer Outstanding Professor2003
Outstanding MPA Professor2000
PBIS Dean’s Fellow1997

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