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Robert Yetman
Professor, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

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Yetman received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches courses on taxes and business strategy, corporate governance, and the accounting industry. He has also has lectured on cost accounting at executive education programs for wine industry professionals.

Yetman is an expert on corporate tax, financial accounting, income tax, U.S. and international financial accounting, and non-profit accounting and tax issues. His research concentrates on the effect of taxes on business decisions and the response of non-profit organizations to economic incentives. He recently examined why some tax-exempt charities choose to be taxed on their unrelated business income, and how such behavior is not always driven by the desire to maximize profits. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, The Accounting Review, The National Tax Journal and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.

Yetman is currently the faculty director of the master’s degree in professional accountancy program (MPAc). He was instrumental in launching this program at the Graduate School of Management, the first program among the 10 UC campuses.

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