Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy
Michael Knoll is an insightful commentator on how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions and a creative proponent of how those laws could be redesigned. Much of his recent research involves the application of finance principles to questions of international tax policy, especially the connection between taxation and competitiveness.
Articles and Book Chapters
More publications can be found here.
Economic and Legal Arguments in PPL v. Commissioner (U. Pa. Inst. for Law & Econ., Research Paper No. 13-5, 2013)
International Competitiveness, Tax Incentives, and a New Argument for Tax Sparing: Preventing Double Taxation by Crediting Implicit Taxes (U. Pa. Inst. for Law & Econ., Research Paper No. 08-21, 2008).
Taxes and Competitiveness (U. Pa. Inst. for Law & Econ., Research Paper No. 06-28, 2006).
- Tax Policy
- Tax Planning
- The Application of Finance to Law
Penn Law - Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law (2006- ); Associate Dean (2004-06); Earle Hepburn Professor of Law (2004-06); Professor of Law (2000-04); Wharton – Professor of Real Estate (2000- )
University of Southern California, Law School - Professor (1990-2000)
Law Clerk to the Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1986)
Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar - Virginia, Georgetown, Toronto, Columbia, NYU, Boston University
Legal Advisor to Vice Chairman Anne Brunsdale, U.S. International Trade Commission (1984-87)
Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Joint Committee on Taxation (2000-02)
Academic Director (Law), Law and Business Fellowship Program (LBFP), 2006 – 2009. (LBFP is a joint program of the University of Pennsylvania, the U.S. State Department, Middle East Partnership Initiative and Amideast that brings approximately 40 women from the Middle East and North Africa to the United States each year for 6 months to study and for internships)
Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Joint Committee on Taxation, 2000 ? 2001.
Editor, Forensic Economic Abstracts, SSRN, 1997 ? Present.
Executive Committee, AALS Section on Business Associations, 1994 ? January 1997. Member, American Law and Economics Association, 1990 ? Present.
Member, American Finance Association, 1990 ? Present.
- Federal Income Taxation
- Corporate Finance
- Taxes and Business Strategy
- Tax Policy Seminar
- Deals: The Economic Structure of Transactions and Contracting