John Robinson

Professor of Accounting and Patricia '77 and Grant E. Sims '77 Eminent Scholar Chair in Business

Biography

John R. Robinson is the Patricia ’77 and Grant E. Sims ’77 Eminent Scholar Chair in Business at Texas A&M University. Prior to 2015, John was the C. Aubrey Smith Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin, and he served as the Academic Fellow in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance from 2009-2010. Professor Robinson received his J.D. (Cum Laude) from The University of Michigan in 1979, and his PhD in accounting from The University of Michigan in 1981. John teaches courses on taxation and advanced accounting, and he conducts research in variety of topics including executive compensation and the influence of taxes and accounting on financial structures and corporate acquisitions. John’s research has been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals including The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, National Tax Journal, and Journal of Law and Economics. John was honored with the 2003 and 2008 ATA Outstanding Manuscript Awards, and in 2017 he received the Ray Sommerfeld Outstanding Educator Award from the American Taxation Association.

Research Interests

Economics of Accounting and Taxation