• Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Michigan, 1972
  • M.B.A., Columbia University, 1965
  • B.A. in Economics, Hamilton College, 1963
Research Areas
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Teaching Areas
  • Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)

Michael H. Granof is currently serving the second of two five-year terms as a member of both the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, which establishes accounting and reporting standards for state and local governments, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which establishes accounting standards for the federal government. He is the author of textbooks on both governmental and financial accounting as well as a book on costing labor contracts. His articles have been published in academic and professional journals as well as leading newspapers. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and is a member of The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers. In 2007 he received UT Austin’s Civitatis Award, which is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary campus citizenship throughout their careers at the university. He was a Fulbright professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has held visiting appointments at universities in New Zealand and Finland. He has also served on numerous professional and academic committees and was a recipient of the lifetime contribution award of the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association.

Media Expertise
  • Accounting
  • Economics


Media MentionJuly 12, 2017
Trump's Infrastructure Plan Isn't Much of a Plan

Professors Michael Granof and Martin Luby discuss the possible shortcomings of President Trump's call for heavy use of public-private partnerships in improving American infrastructure.

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Media MentionJanuary 23, 2017
Interest on U.S. debt is economy-killer, 2016 annual financial report shows

The federal government’s just-released 2016 annual financial report has a clear and compelling message: our nation's current financial trends are unsustainable. LBJ Professor Michael Granof discusses what it would take to grow the economy. 

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Media MentionJanuary 10, 2017
It might be too late for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, but here are 4 things other pensions should do

With the Dallas pension system on unsteady financial ground, Professor Michael Granof offers four suggestions for public sector retirement plan security.

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