Dr Rodney Brown is an empirical archival researcher of issues at the intersection of taxation and financial accounting. Rodney’s current research interests focus on corporate tax avoidance and the extent to which increased transparency of firms’ tax arrangements has real effects.
Rodney joined UNSW in July 2018 after spending 5 years in the UK completing a PhD in Accounting at the London School of Economics (LSE). His PhD thesis primarily examined the impact of country-by-country tax reporting on the tax aggressiveness of European Union banks.
In addition to his current teaching at UNSW, Rodney has taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the LSE, Kings College London and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
From This Author
There are a number of tax policy reforms that could be deployed to promote business investment, generate economic growth and create jobs in the wake of COVID-19, according to UNSW Business School's Jennie Granger
The current fiscal crisis demands that Australia continue to crack down on profit shifting to tax havens and help raise revenue to pay off debt incurred to fund economic stimulus packages, writes UNSW Business School's Rodney Brown
Superannuation funds will need to walk a fine line in balancing a number of key considerations in providing early access to members in need, according to UNSW Sydney's Rodney Brown, Scott Donald and Gordon Mackenzie
While media shaming of corporations which profit-shift to a tax haven is an obvious deterrent of such activity, governments need to change tax laws in order to have a real impact