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William J Seeger

Other Faculty, Economics
Last Updated: April 8, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Firm Pricing Behavior Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Applied Business Policy

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Applied Microeconomics Economics of Taxation and International Taxation Transfer Pricing Managerial Economics and Business Strategy International Trade, Business Economics of Innovation

Biography

Biography

William J. (Bill) Seeger was a Tax Principal in KPMG’s Global Transfer Pricing Services Group until his retirement in September 2014. He was a Senior Economist and Practice Leader for the Economic and Valuation Services Group for the Dallas and Denver Business Units. He also served as the Southwest area lead for KPMG’s Economic Consulting Practice. Before joining KPMG, he was a Tax Principal and Senior Economist with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transfer Pricing practice. Bill has 20 years of experience as an International Transfer Pricing Economist in public accounting and three years’ experience as a field agent working for the Internal Revenue Service. While at KPMP and PwC, he engaged in tax planning and compliance analysis for large Multinational companies and specialized in the valuation of Intellectual Property for tax purposes. In his IRS capacity, Bill served as an Industry Economist in Transfer Pricing for IRS Comprehensive Examination Tax Audits about Multinational Enterprises. Since his retirement, Bill started a consulting firm, QuantEcon, and served as a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas. While at UTD, he taught courses in Managerial Economics, Transfer Pricing, and The Economics of Multinational Corporations. Before starting his IRS and public accounting career, Bill taught at several universities in the Dallas area including the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Dallas, and Dallas Baptist University.

Education

Education

    • 1988 PhD in Political Economics
      Univ Texas Dallas, 1988
    • 1980 MA in Political Economics
      Univ Texas Dallas, 1980
    • 1978 AB in Economics
      University of Notre Dame, 1978

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2018 Economic Measurement, NABE
    • 2018 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting , NABE
    • 2018 Applied Econometrics, NABE

Memberships

    • Nov 2019 to Present American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
      The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants in the United States, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries in business and industry, public practice, government, education, student affiliates and international associates.
    • Oct 2018 to Present Southern Economic Association
      The Southern Economic Journal began publication in 1933 and is the eighth oldest American scholarly journal in economics. From its founding, the purpose of the Southern Economic Association has been to further the education of scholars and the public in economic affairs. Toward this end, it seeks to stimulate interest in and disseminate results of recent research in theory and applied economics.
    • Aug 2018 to Present Econometrica
      The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. The Society operates as a completely disinterested, scientific organization without political, social, financial, or nationalistic bias.
    • May 2018 to Present American Bar Association
      Member of Transfer Pricing Committee, Section of Taxation
      The mission of the Section of Taxation is to serve its members and the public by providing education about taxes and tax systems, and by providing leadership to support the development of an equitable, efficient and workable tax system.
    • Sept 2017 to Present National Association of Business Economists
      NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace. Since 1959, NABE has attracted the most prominent figures in economics, business, and academia to its membership with highly-regarded conferences, educational and career development offerings, industry surveys, and its unrivaled networking opportunities.
    • Aug 2017 to Present American Economic Association
      Established in 1885, the AEA is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly association dedicated to the discussion and publication of economics research.

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2016 Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Equest
    • Mar  2015 Adult Leadership Award sponsored by Troop 295 - Boys Scouts of America
    • Jul  1993 Superior Performance Award sponsored by Internal Revenue Service
    • May  1991 Student Choice Lecturer Award sponsored by University of Texas at Dallas - School of Social Sciences

News Articles

News Articles

    • Jan 2019
      UTA shorthorn
      Interview on Data Analytics at UTA and the new PODCAST series.
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Jan 2019
      Tax Law 360
      Interview for the Great Beat Debate Part II 1/17/2019https://advance.lexis.com/documentprint/documentprintclick/?pdmfid=1001091&crid=b62dae0c-fbd3-4515-9d02-4287e6c6b95b&ecomp=vsd1k&...https://advance.lexis.com/documentprint/documentprintclick/?pdmfid=1001091&crid=b62dae0c-fbd3-4515-9d02-4287e6c6b95b&ecomp=vsd1k&prid=118aa82...1/4Lexis Advance®TaxDocument: Treaty Override, Other BEAT Questions Up For Debate At...Treaty Override, Other BEAT Questions Up For Debate At ABA,2019 Law360 16­125 January 16, 2019
      (Type: Internet)
    • Oct 2018 Law360
      Coverage of my views on the Base Erosion Anti-abuse tax BEAT Markup, Treaty Issues Scheduled For Debate At ABA By Molly Moses · October 2, 2018, 5:47 PM EDT With several questions unsettled for the new base erosion and anti-abuse tax, transfer pricing experts at the upcoming American Bar Association Section of Taxation meeting will explore issues such as how the provision applies to intercompany service charges bearing a markup. https://dlbjbjzgnk95t.cloudfront.net/1088000/1088558/eaa8df6d3b074900a0bf371b43d34b61cf444c76-2094652fd347485db4127d9fd2db1df7_wcup_2026_host_reaction_soccer_66910_5451x3690.jpg One topic to be discussed this week by panelists at an American Bar Association tax section meeting in Atlanta is how the base erosion and anti-abuse tax interacts with tax treaties. (AP) BEAT, set forth in new Section 59A https://www.law360.com/images/lexis_advance/kb-icon-red.pngof the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act https://www.law360.com/images/lexis_advance/kb-icon-red.png, limits deductions on payments by a U.S. company to its foreign related parties to ensure it doesn’t reduce its U.S. taxable income to less than 10 percent. The tax targets payments by large U.S. companies whose base erosion percentage — basically, foreign payments divided by deductions — is 3 percent or higher. While services charged at cost are exempt from the tax, those including a markup aren’t. For the latter, it’s not clear whether just the marked-up portion or the entire charge goes into the minimum tax calculation. The panel on BEAT, scheduled for Friday at the ABA meeting in Atlanta, will present the best arguments for each interpretation, as well as consider two other questions: whether the Internal Revenue Service can address the character of a BEAT payment through an advance pricing agreement, and whether the unfavorable treatment of foreign tax credits under BEAT prevails over treaty provisions. Question 1: Does a Service Markup Taint the Whole Payment? Under a strict reading of the Section 59A, when services bear a markup, the entire charge must be included in the minimum tax calculation. Many practitioners dispute that interpretation, arguing that under a more sensible reading, just the markup portion of the charge should go into the minimum tax calculation, while the cost portion remains exempt. Section 59A(d)(5) allows an exception for some services if the services are eligible to be charged at cost under the “services cost method” in the Section 482 regulations and the amount “constitutes the total services cost with no markup component.” In materials prepared ahead of their session, the panelists described a taxpayer that doesn’t elect the services cost method and pays a foreign affiliate $100 for services plus a 5 percent markup. If the markup in fact taints the entire transaction, the company in this situation has to choose between paying a “plus” and being subject to BEAT, or paying no markup — which avoids BEAT but puts it at risk of a transfer pricing adjustment from the foreign country. The provision affects a large portion of multinational entities with intercompany service transactions, the ABA panelists said. Companies often outsource back-office services such as call centers to foreign subsidiaries in, for example, India — and those jurisdictions expect to be paid cost plus a markup. Barbara J. Mantegani of Mantegani Tax PLLC in McLean, Virginia, said a literal interpretation of the law — that a markup taints the entire payment — would cause the tax to have a huge impact. “I don’t know of a single large multinational that doesn’t have some sort of markup on their back-office service costs,” she told Law360. William H. Byrnes IV, a professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, agreed. Given that such a reading would discourage companies from paying a markup to foreign subsidiaries, he said, that interpretation is “picking a fight with a lot of foreign countries.” Estimates from the Big Four accounting firms have pegged the number of affected companies between 8,000 and 10,000, he noted. Then again, a literal interpretation is almost certainly what the U.S. intended, according to William Seeger at the University of Texas at Arlington. “Of course the whole charge would be subject to BEAT,” he said, given that the markup-only reading “is antithetical to the government’s interests.” Question 2: Can an APA Determine the Character of a BEAT Payment? The Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement Program, or APMA, which began life as the Advance Pricing Agreement Program, was created to work out companies’ transfer pricing allocations in advance of an audit. The IRS guidance on APAs, set forth in Revenue Procedure 2015-41 https://www.law360.com/images/lexis_advance/kb-icon-red.png, defines “coverable issues” as those arising under Section 482, the transfer pricing statute; other issues “for whose resolution transfer pricing principles are relevant,” which can include double-tax matters subject to consideration by the U.S. competent authority; and “ancillary issues.” Mantegani said the character of a BEAT payment is likely beyond the scope of an APA. “APA deals with the amount of the actual intercompany payment,” Mantegani said. “Whether it’s excluded from BEAT is another matter.” But Seeger said that with the emphasis on multinational companies’ tax planning in recent years, APAs have “gone away from the silo and negotiating a single issue to a more holistic approach.” Just as different transfer pricing issues can’t be treated separately in an APA, transfer pricing can’t be hived off from BEAT where the provisions interact, he asserted. “You can’t silo APA issues,” he said. “You can’t say, ‘Don’t look at my transfer pricing for tangibles or services; I’m just here to do my [intellectual property] migration.’” Seeger also made the point that companies don’t usually focus on service transactions in seeking to minimize their taxes. “From my experience, the planning and litigiousness and controversy are always around intangibles,” he said. “It’s quite rare for there to be controversy around intercompany service charges.” Mantegani said that while most BEAT questions are unlikely to be eligible for coverage in an APA, the process might be invoked in the rare case where treaty issues arise. “The only way I can see it happening is if there were some sort of situation where taxpayers were double-taxed in a way that is covered in a treaty,” she said. “If you get some sort of reduced treaty rate” for a payment, “that might create issues with nondiscrimination” and activate the treaty, Mantegani said. Question 3: Does BEAT Override Treaties? In some cases, a U.S. treaty would allow a company to take a deduction for a payment to a foreign affiliate or a foreign tax credit for taxes paid in a treaty country, but BEAT wouldn’t. In cases where the BEAT provision conflicts with a U.S. treaty provision, it isn’t entirely clear which one prevails, the panelists said. On the one hand, courts are generally disinclined to find conflicts between a statute and a treaty and would be unlikely to hold that a domestic provision overrides a treaty “absent clear congressional intent in the statute or legislative history to override the treaties,” the ABA materials said. Also, Tom Barthold, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, specifically said during hearings on the legislation that BEAT isn’t a treaty override, the panelists noted. But, they acknowledged, some case law supports the notion that whichever provision was enacted later — the treaty or the statute — prevails, and the TCJA is more recent than any U.S. treaty. In the same vein, the materials said, allowing treaties to overcome BEAT would thwart the purpose of the provision, which is to protect the U.S. tax base. According to David Rosenbloom of Caplin & Drysdale Chtd., BEAT doesn’t override tax treaties. While Congress “said almost nothing about treaties,” what it did say in Section 59A is telling. The section says that payments subject to full withholding would be allowed as full deductions, and it cross-referenced the former Section 163(j), which stated that if payments are partially taxable they would be partially allowable. Rosenbloom also drew an inference from the former alternative minimum tax, considered by Congress and the courts following its enactment in the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The 1986 tax act “had a lot of stuff that conflicted with treaties,” he recalled, but the AMT was assumed by Congress and the courts to be covered by treaties. In an August 2018 paper written with Fadi Shaheen, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School, Rosenbloom said BEAT is substantially similar to the AMT. Rosenbloom and Fadi pointed to Cook v. U.S., in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that treaty overrides are not favored — and further that for a later statute to override a treaty, “Congress must express a clear intention to do so.” Congress expressed no such explicit intent in the TCJA, they said, and considering Barthold’s statements, the legislative history indicates an intention not to override the treaty. A subsequent paper by Reuven S. Avi-Yonah of the University of Michigan Law School and Bret Wells of the University of Houston Law Center challenged that view, citing language in the Senate report that supports the “later in time” rule. “Prior judicial efforts to find consistency between earlier and later statutes and treaties illustrate the difficulties of determining when application of the general later-in-time rule should result in giving effect only to the later provision,” the professors said, quoting from the Senate report. The report, they noted, goes on to state that “these difficulties cannot be permitted to obscure the fact that if an actual conflict does exist concerning a matter within the scope of both an earlier treaty and a later statute, as properly construed, the later statute prevails.” Rosenbloom, however, said interpreting the BEAT provision to override the treaty just because it is later in time is too simplistic. In reality, courts will try very hard to square the provisions, he said. Moreover, he contended, fears that the treaty will essentially gut BEAT are unfounded. “There’s a lot of variety in situations,” Rosenbloom said. “There are still plenty of situations where you would get deductions disallowed under the BEAT.” Byrnes, Mantegani and Seeger were listed as panelists for the session along with Martin A. Sullivan of Tax Analysts in Washington and Thomas A. Vidano of EY, also in Washington. The moderator was listed as Lisandra Ortiz of Miller & Chevalier in Washington. --Editing by Tim Ruel and Robert Rudinger.
      (Type: Internet)
    • Sept 2018 Shorthorn
      Interview on piece for my Travel Abroad to Dublin/London; May 2019 International trade course goes abroad By Brian Lopez, The Shorthorn staff Oct 8, 2018 0 Facebook This spring, the international trade class will go abroad. Classes will be held on campus like a regular course, but later they will travel to London and Dublin from May 17 to May 28, 2019, professor William Seeger said in an email. Seeger will teach the class. Currently, there are 21 students registered for the course, Seeger said. The estimated cost will be $4,400, which is separate from tuition. The cost includes the round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, on-site support and cultural visits. What makes this course different and new is that the trip is tied in with the course, so to go on the trip a student must take the class, Seeger said. “The origins of this trip began with my interest in leading a trip abroad that was tied directly to a class that I would teach. The trip itself would have a theme, in this case, international business innovation, that would tie to the class,” he said. The trip will have two business visits and two university visits in each city. They will visit the University College Dublin in Ireland and Hult International Business School in London. The businesses they will visit are yet to be confirmed, Seeger said. “It’s not enough to study about business in a textbook setting; students need to combine what is in the textbook with an actual ‘live’ experience, applying textbook concepts,” he said. “The visits are intended to be dynamic, interactive workshops to push students out of their comfort zone.” Business students need to go abroad because it is likely they will work for major multi-national companies that will not necessarily be U.S. companies, Seeger said. “I think of this trip as an ‘internship,’ a learning laboratory. This trip is a simulation, a way for students to gain the proper mindset and, in turn, learn how to adapt to changes in their environment to remain relevant,” he said. For these trips, the College of Business provides students with scholarships. Jackie Fouse, who earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at UTA, made a donation to the college which funds scholarships for trips abroad, senior associate dean Greg Frazier said in an email. Fouse spent many years as a senior executive abroad, and she holds the personal growth from experiencing other cultures in high regard, he said. This year, students will receive scholarships between $2,500 and $3,000, he said. “Through her generosity, Jackie wanted to encourage as many students as possible to experience other cultures and business environments,” Frazier said. To make these trips possible, a faculty member speaks to their department chairperson, who then makes the request to the dean for approval, he said. Tanya Smyth-Hogan, finance and economics junior, said in an email that she will be taking the class, and this will be her first study abroad trip. Smyth-Hogan said the cost is manageable, and she’ll be applying for the scholarships to lower the cost. This trip will be beneficial to her because she wants to better her understanding of international trade and foreign economies, she said. “I feel as though studying abroad not only takes you out of your comfort zone, but it forces you to adapt to the country you’re in,” she said. “In order to truly understand what we’re learning in school about international countries, it’s necessary to visit them.” @_BrianLopez10 news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • May 2018 Shorthorn
      NEWS Study reveals pay gap between academia, industry
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Apr 2018 Shorthorn
      FCC awaits approval of new regulations repealing net neutrality
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Apr 2018 Shorthorn
      NEWS Lack of mass transit hinders progress
      (Type: Newspaper)

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • May 2019
        Provided Personal Injury Valuation Consulting for a client of the Law firm (Carrollton TX)
        Bill Kennedy Law

Publications

      2019
      • Book Review
        The Arm's Length Standard after BEPS
        [Seeger, WilliamJ]. National Association of Business Economics Journal.
      2018
      • Book Chapter
        Applications of Regulation Section 6038(A)
        Larger Work
        [Seeger, WilliamJ]. "LexisNexis’ U.S. Transfer Pricing Guide, 4th Ed.".
      • Book Chapter
        Exploitation of Intellectual Property: GILTI and BEAT
        Larger Work: Intellectual Property
        [Seeger, WilliamJ]. The LexisNexis Federal Tax Review. "LexisNexis’ U.S. Transfer Pricing Guide, 4h Ed.".
      • Book Chapter
        Intellectual Property in Reg Section 1.482
        Larger Work: Transfer Pricing
        [Seeger, WilliamJ]. The LexisNexis Federal Tax Review. "LexisNexis’ U.S. Transfer Pricing Guide, 4th Ed.".
      • Book Chapter
        The Services Regulations: Reg Section 1.482-9
        Larger Work: Transfer Pricing
        [Seeger, WilliamJ]. The LexisNexis Federal Tax Review. "LexisNexis’ U.S. Transfer Pricing Guide, 4th Ed.".

Presentations

    • December  2019
      Seeger, WilliamJ, "PODCAST Data Analytics at UTA", UTA COB , Campus UTA . (December 19, 2019).
    • May  2019
      Seeger, WilliamJ, "Machine Learning: Applications to Economics ", NABE chapter UTA, COB UTA . (May 1, 2019).
    • January  2019
      Seeger, William J (Discussant), "The Great BEAT debate: Part II", American Bar Association, New Orleans, La.. (January 17, 2019).
    • October  2018
      Seeger, WilliamJohn (Author & Presenter), "The Great BEAT Debate: Part I Effects of The Base-Erosion Anti-abuse Tax ", American Bar Association, Atlanta, Ga. . (October , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Seeger, WilliamJ, "UTA submission for NABE certification: MS in Economics". (August , 2018).
    • July  2018
      Seeger, WilliamJohn (Author & Presenter), "Allocating Profit to a Virtual Permanent Establishment ", University of Texas at Arlington, Washington, DC . (July , 2018).

Courses

      • ECON 5313-006 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • ECON 5313-074 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ECON 5382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN ECON
        (Course Id: 100631)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EMBA 5201-001 LEADING & MOTIVATING
        (Course Id: 110751)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4311-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4311-002 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EMBA 5302-001 BUSINESS ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 110756)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EMBA 5223-001 BUSINESS LAW AND NEGOTIATIONS
        (Course Id: 113474)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-001 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-070 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 4311-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 5313-080 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ACCT 5392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100524)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ECON 5391-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
        (Topic: Transfer Pricing | Course Id: 100632)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ECON 4311-001 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 4311-002 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 4321-001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE
        (Course Id: 100579)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 4391-001 STUDIES IN ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100589)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 5313-001 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ECON 5313-020 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ECON 5313-072 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ECON 4311-001 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ECON 5313-080 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5392-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100524)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5391-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
        (Topic: Transfer Pricing | Course Id: 100632)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-020 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4311-002 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-001 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-020 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4311-001 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS
        (Course Id: 100575)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Apr 2019 to  Present Director
      Executive MBA Program
      In charge of all Brand Management and Sales activities including recruitment of candidates for the Program.
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Program Coordinator
      (Impact: Bring additional revenue to Business School. Enhance the reputation of the Business School with new offerings. )
      Center for Applied Business Research and Continuing Ed
      Develop CPE programs for CPAs at Forth Worth UTA campus. Publish Applied Business Research and hold Seminars
    • Apr 2018 to  Present Program Organizer
      (Impact: Gives students an avenue to meet business folks and understand the ins and outs of how businesses work)
      Co-leader of NABE Organizaion in ECON Department
      Assist Dr Brown with organizing group functions and overseeing the CBE program with Faculty input
    • Jan 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      (Impact: Opportunity for experiential learning for our students)
      COB Study Abroad to Dublin and London for Business Innovation
      Leading study abroad program to Dublin/London in May 2019. Will be Group leader on the trip with one other faculty and 25 students, Worked with faculty and vendor to set up the trip
    • Jan 2018 to  Present Special Institutional Assignment
      (Impact: A central theme of the PLC will be engaging in assessment of the collaborative activities that are developed. The PLC will begin September 14, 2018 and will meet in the fall and spring semesters. )
      QEP Professional Learning Community Faculty Member
      Professional Learning Community This initiative is part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that was developed for the SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation. The focus of the program is on collaboration and teamwork, a marketable skill that is a core value of UT Arlington and one that employers indicate they need from college graduates. In addition to implementing or enhancing teamwork in your courses, a central theme of the PLC will be engaging in assessment of the collaborative activities that are developed. The PLC will begin September 14, 2018 and will meet in the fall and spring semesters.
    • May 2019 to  Sept 2019 Program Coordinator
      (Impact: Broad visibilty for the Department. )
      MS Program in Economics
      Program Director for MS ECON in charge of admin related to Program and recruiting Students and Businesses.
    • Aug 2018 to  Oct 2018 Program Organizer
      (Impact: Provided key insight and planning opportunities for COB to meet Provost's goal for students traveling abroad by 2025. )
      Education First meeting with COB Deans
      Set up a meeting for EF's University partnership leader, Kate Lavelle, could meet with Roger Meiners, Greg Frazier, and Fernando Jaramillo.
    • July 2018 to  Aug 2018 Chairperson
      (Impact: Kickoff established UTA Econ Department as a premier Business Economics Department in the State of Texas )
      NABE kickoff for CBE in COB
      Organized the UTA NABE kickoff for the CBE designation.
    • May 2018 to  Aug 2018 Program Organizer
      (Impact: Guarantee of Program Quality. Will attract students and Brand Economics program. )
      NABE Certification for CBE
      Co-ordinated with NABE National Organization to enable CBE certification for our Master's program in Economics and Data Analytics

Service to the Profession

    • June 2018 to  Present
      (Classification: Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship)
      Regular Contributor on Transfer Pricing matters
      World Tax - Online Tax Journal
      Author on Transfer Pricing matters
    • July 2019 to  June 2020
      (Classification: Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship | Impact: Major contributor to Tax Policy debates in U.S. | Engagement: All forms of thought leadership including: Comments on Legislation, webinars for ABA members, representations during government policy discussions | Innovation: Use of all forms of social media to advertise and promote the practice of transfer pricing and the work of the TP committee)
      Officer/VP of Transfer Pricing Committee
      American Bar Association - Section of Taxation
      ABA Vice Chairs are responsible for driving the content developed at the three mid-year meetings, in addition to other forms of thought leadership, which includes comment projects, webinars, representation during certain government discussions, and overall promotion of the transfer pricing committee.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Jan 2016 to  Dec 2020
      (Impact: Raise funds for the Reserve Officers of the Dallas Police Department. )
      Officer, Treasurer (Dallas , TX, USA )
      Dallas Police Reserve Foundation
      Manage all Treasury and Tax functions of this 501(C)(3) organization