Granof, Michael H. | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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 MentionApril 24, 2018
Our federal government is fast becoming fiscally unsustainable

Trending stories recently have included foreign policy, airplane safety and Michael Pompeo’s likelihood of becoming secretary of state. Less has been reported about the just-released Congressional Budget Office report that forecasts an explosion of federal debt to levels far greater than seen in any year since the end of World War II. Michael Granof discusses. 

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Media MentionApril 24, 2018
The U.S. debt is an unsolvable crisis

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028 only confirms what the U.S. Department of the Treasury said in its 2017 financial report of the U.S. government released in February and has been warning for at least the past decade. Owing to its mounting debt, the federal government is becoming fiscally unsustainable. Michael Granof explains. 

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NewsJanuary 31, 2018
LBJ faculty react to State of the Union

Tuesday evening President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Here, faculty from the LBJ School share their reactions.

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