Paul L. Caron

Saturday, January 6, 2007


The Boston University Graduate Tax Program, established in 1959 as one of the first graduate tax programs in the nation, continues to be one of the best. It consistently ranks among the Top 10 tax programs. The program offers a broad and diverse curriculum, with five required courses and 33 electives and concentrations in three areas:

        • Business Tax
        • Estate Planning
        • International Tax   

Bu_logo_finalIn this five-part series, TaxProf Blog will profile Boston University's full-time Graduate Tax Faculty.


Sims_2Theodore S. Sims first taught at the BU as a visiting professor during the spring of 1990 while on leave from George Washington and pursuing coursework towards a Ph.D. in economics at MIT. Since returning to the BU faculty in 1996, he has taught a number of courses in the tax field and in trusts and estates, as well as a survey course in social scientific methods.

Professor Sims’s recent writing includes work on game theory, the relationship between tax-motivated behavior and stock market returns, and the treatment of cancellation of indebtedness income.

He has served as a visiting professor at Michigan, taught in the NYU/IRS Continuing Legal Education Program, and made presentations to the Harvard Law School Tax Group, the National Tax Association, and the American Law and Economics Association.

Earlier in his career, Professor Sims clerked for Judge John Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, practiced with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., and spent several years in the Office of Tax Policy of the U.S. Treasury, to which he subsequently served as a consultant.

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