Shell Interdisciplinary Scholars
are proud to host
IE Seminar Series

      Fall, 1997


Date October 17, 1997
Time 11:00 am
Location Room 102D, Cullen College of Engineering
Topic Understanding Environmental Accounting Can Improve Engineering Cost Estimation
Speaker Dr. Christopher H. Stinson 
Abstract Cost, financial and tax accounting offer specific guidelines for treating the costs of environmental activities. Just as the accounting treatment of these costs can affect a firm's overall bottom line, the accounting treatment of environmental costs can determine net costs of individual environmental projects and the choices among them.

This talk will overview cost, financial and tax accounting guidelines for environmental costs. Environmental costs hidden in overhead will be exposed; capitalization vs. expensing of environmental costs will be explored; the economic effects of different environmental taxes will be discussed; and rules governing contingent liabilities will be broached.

Dr. Stinson holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University as well as a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington. In addition to UT Austin, he has taught at University of Washington, Seattle's Pacific Coast Banking School, Washington, Monterey Technological Institute in Mexico and Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He was recently awarded the Philips Electronics Chair for International Business at the Getulio Vargas Business School in São Paolo, Brazil.

Note All Are Welcome.  Refreshments will be served.