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Carroll School of Management

Gil Manzon

associate professor - accounting department

Gil Manzon

Fulton Hall 536


D.B.A., Boston University
B.S., Bentley College


Professor Gil Manzon’s interests are in the effects of taxation on optimal organizational structure, capital structure, and compensation. He has published in a number of journals including Tax Law Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.


Service appointments inside Boston College include:

  • 2008-2012 University Faculty Compensation Committee
  • 2000-2006 MSA Program, Faculty Director
  • 1996-2003 School of Management, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member

Service appointments outside Boston College include:

  • 2009-2012 Treasurer and Executive Board Member, Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
  • 2007-present Board of Advisors, PMC Engineering Solutions, Inc.


  • "Strategic disclosure for political gain: The case of the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax" (with George Plesko). Journal of Accounting and Taxation, October 2009, 70-79.
  • "The relation between financial and tax reporting measures of income" (with George Plesko). Tax Law Review, Spring 2002, 175-214.
  • "Taxes clienteles and debt maturity" (with Elaine Harwood). Journal of the American Taxation Association 22, Fall 2000, 22-39.
  • "An empirical study of the consequences of U.S. tax rules for international acquisitions by U.S. firms" (with David Sharp and Nickolaos Travlos). Journal of Finance 49:5, December 1994, 1893-1904.
  • "The role of taxes in early debt retirement." Journal of the American Taxation Association 16, Spring 1994, 87-100.


Professor Manzon does occasional work in executive education, as a consultant to investment firms and in the context of legal disputes. Prior to entering academe he worked for General Electric Company, completing its Financial Management Program and working as an auditor in its internal construction unit.