Profiles

Stanley J. Hales

PhD, Doctoral Fellow

Adjunct Professor

Stanley Hales' Bio

“Golden Gate University is one-of-a kind because of the diversity and flexibility of instruction. You have a wide variety of professors, courses and formats to choose from. You could even decide between in person lectures and online classes.”

Stanley Hales is currently a Principal in the financial services transfer pricing group and a senior Ph.D. credentialed economist based in the San Francisco office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with 15 years of transfer pricing experience. Stan advises multinational and multi-state companies on solutions to transfer pricing and tax related valuation issues, with focus on the financial services industry. His diverse international experience covers the three primary transfer pricing services areas: documentation studies, global structuring and dispute resolution in tax audits. Stan's clients include real estate investment trusts, investment managers, venture capital firms, insurance companies, brokerage firms, investment banks, commercial banks, trading companies, finance companies, automobile finance companies, as well as technology, media, and pharmaceutical companies. Stan Hales was a doctoral fellow at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and holds both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Ohio State University of Columbus with a primary focus on the valuation of foreign currency futures options.

Stan in one word: Inspiration

Interests & hobbies: Sailing & cycling

Childhood dream job: Astronaut

Favorite musical artist: Bob Dylan

Favorite quote: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” – Mark Twain

Favorite movie: Citizen Kane