|Date||October 17, 1997|
|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.|