George Plesko


Department Head


Education/Professional Certification

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1985
    • Major Field: Public Economics; Minor Fields: Economic Theory and Mathematical Economics /Econometrics, Industrial Organization
  • M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1982
  • B.A., Economics, The George Washington University, 1980


  • Corporate Tax Policy


George Plesko is a Professor of Accounting and the Department Head at the University of Connecticut, and past Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the School of Business. His research, which focuses on corporate tax policy, organizational form, and the interactions of financial and tax reporting systems, has appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, the Tax Law Review, the National Tax Journal, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.  Plesko has testified before Congress on a variety of business tax issues and was the co-recipient of the 2005 American Accounting Association/Deloitte Wildman Medal, which recognizes research “likely to make the most significant contribution to the advancement of the public practice of accountancy.”  In addition to the University of Connecticut, Plesko has held appointments at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Northeastern University, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and visiting appointments at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the International Tax Program of the Harvard Law School, and as a Visiting Fellow with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

Plesko was the 2020-2021 President of the American Taxation Association, is a member of the board and past-president of the American Tax Policy Institute, and is a past member of the board of the National Tax Association and the New England Economic Partnership. He has served on a variety of advisory committees of the Internal Revenue Service and is a long-serving member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Statistics of Income Consultant’s Panel.

Plesko holds a B.A. in Economics from the George Washington University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-6870
+1 (860) 486-6419
Fax+1 (860) 486-4838
Mailing AddressUnit 1041
Office LocationBUSN 439
CoursesACCT3005, ACCT5327
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