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Leslie Robinson

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Email

leslie.a.robinson@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Phone

603-646-4018

Website

http://faculty.tuck.dartmouth.edu/leslie-robinson/

Degree

PhD, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006; BS/MSA, Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, Wake Forest University, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Financial accounting, taxation

Courses

Taxes and Business Strategy

Bio

Leslie Robinson teaches financial accounting in the MBA and Business Bridge programs. She is among Poets and Quants' 40 best business school professors under the age of 40. Her research interests include the interaction of tax and accounting policy, and her expertise centers on the tax and accounting issues associated with multinational operations.

Current Research Topics

  • Interaction between financial acconting and tax policy
  • Financial accounting and tax policy issues pertaining to multinational operations


Professional Activities

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Tuck School of Business, 2014–present 
  • Visiting Scholar, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, 2017–18
  • Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2010–14
  • Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2006–10
  • Visiting Scholar, Centre for Business Taxation, Said Business School, Oxford University, 2013, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC, 2001–03

Nonacademic Positions

  • Litigation Consulting, U.S. Department of Justice, 2016–present
  • Manager of Tax Research and Planning, Wachovia Bank, 2001–02
  • Tax Consulting Senior, E&Y, 1999–2001

Editorial Positions

Ad hoc reviewer:

  • Accounting Horizons
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • European Accounting Review
  • International Journal of Accounting
  • International Tax and Public Finance
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • Journal of Economic Surveys
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Management Science
  • Review of Accounting Studies
  • The Accounting Review
  • FARS annual meetings
  • AAA annual meetings


Awards

  • Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2015
  • Research grant ($120,000), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2012
  • Research grant ($10,000), Chicago Booth School of Business, 2011
  • Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2010
  • Research grant ($15,000), International Tax Policy Forum, 2009
  • Research grant ($12,000), Chicago Booth School of Business, 2009
  • Oustanding Manuscript Award, American Taxation Association, 2016
  • Best Manuscript Award, Journal of the American Taxation Association, 2014
  • Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 List, Poets & Quants, 2011, 2014
  • Special Sworn Employee, Bureau of Economic Analysis, status granted in 2007
  • AICPA Candidate High Distinction Report – CPA Exam, 1999
  • Merit Scholarship – MSA Degree, Wake Forest University, 1998

Working Papers

  • With K. Markle, "Negotiated Tax Havens"
  • With S. Bradley and M. Ruf, "The Impact of Patent Box Regimes on the M&A Market"
  • With J. Hoopes, T. Neubig, and J. Slemrod, "Corporate Tax Return Disclosure"
  • With J. Blouin and L. Krull, "The Location, Composition, and Investment Implications of Permanently Reinvested Earnings"

Selected Publications

  • With J. Hoopes and J. Slemrod, "Public Tax-Return Disclosure," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 66(1), 2018
  • With J. Blouin and J. Seidman, "Conflicting Transfer Pricing Incentives and the Role of Coordination," Contemporary Account Research, 35(1), 2018
  • With B. Stomberg and E. Towery, "One Size Does Not Fit All: How the Uniform Rules of FIN 48 Affect the Relevance of Income Tax Accounting," The Accounting Review, 91(4), 2016
  • With S. Bradley and E. Dauchy, "Cross-Country Evidence on the Preliminary Effects of Patent Box Regimes on Patent Activity and Ownership," National Tax Journal, 68(4), 2015
  • With J. Blouin, "Insights from Academic Participation in the FAF’s Initial PIR: The PIR of FIN 48," Accounting Horizons, 28(3), 2014
  • With P. Stocken, "Location of Decision-Rights Within Multinational Firms," Journal of Accounting Research, 51(5), 2013
  • With A. Schmidt, "Firm and Investor Responses to Uncertain Tax Benefit Disclosure Requirements," Journal of the American Taxation Association, 35(2), 2013
  • With P. Lisowsky and A. Schmidt, "Do Publicly Disclosed Tax Reserves Tell Us about Privately Disclosed Tax Shelter Activity?" Journal of Accounting Research, 51(3), 2013
  • With J. Blouin and L. Krull, "Is U.S. Multinational Dividend Repatriation Policy Influenced by Reporting Incentives?" The Accounting Review, 87(5), 2012
  • With J. Slemrod, "Understanding Multidimensional Tax Systems," International Tax and Public Finance, 19(2), 2012
  • With L. Mills and R. Sansing, "FIN 48 and Tax Compliance," The Accounting Review, 85(5), 2010
  • "Do Firms Incur Costs to Avoid Reducing Pre-Tax Earnings? Evidence from the Accounting for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits," The Accounting Review, 85(2), 2010
  • With R. Sansing, "The Effect of ‘Invisible’ Tax Preferences on Investment and Tax Preference Measures," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 46, 2008