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Lisa De Simone

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting

Contact Information

CBA 5.126J

Biography Lisa De Simone joined the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin as an Associate Professor of Accounting in 2020. Her research examining how multinational corporations and individuals respond to tax incentives worldwide has been published in top accounting and finance journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Review of Financial Studies. She teaches and has taught tax and personal finance courses to students in BBA, MPA, MBA, and PhD programs. She was previously an Associate Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 2013 to 2020. She earned a BA in Economics and German Studies from Stanford in 2002, an MS in Accounting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2008, and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Previous work experience includes transfer pricing consulting for Ernst & Young.
Publications
Lisa De Simone, Jordan Nickerson, Jeri Seidman, and Bridget Stomberg. 2020. How Reliably do Empirical Tests Identify Tax Avoidance? Contemporary Accounting Research 37(3), 1536-1561.
Lisa De Simone, Jing Huang, and Linda K. Krull. 2020. R&D and the Rising Foreign Profitability of U.S. Multinational Corporations. The Accounting Review 95(3), 177-204.
Lisa De Simone, Rebecca Lester, and Kevin Markle. 2020. Transparency and Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Journal of Accounting Research 58(1), 105-153.
Lisa De Simone and R. Sansing. 2019. Income Shifting Using a Cost-sharing Arrangement. Journal of the American Taxation Association 41(1), 123-136.
Lisa De Simone, J. Piotroski, and R. Tomy. 2019. Repatriation Taxes and Foreign Cash Holdings: The Impact of Anticipated Tax Reform. Review of Financial Studies 32(8), 3105-314.
Lisa De Simone, Lillian F Mills, and Bridget Stomberg. 2019. Using IRS Data to Identify Income Shifting to Foreign Affiliates. Review of Accounting Studies 24(2), 694-730.
Lisa De Simone, K. Klassen, and J. K. Seidman. 2017. Unprofitable Affiliates and Income Shifting Behavior. The Accounting Review 92(3), 113-13.
Lisa De Simone. 2016. Does a Common Set of Accounting Standards Affect Tax-motivated Income Shifting for Multinational Firms? Journal of Accounting and Economics 61(1), 145-165.
Lisa De Simone, M. Ege, and B. Stomberg. 2015. Internal Control Quality: The Role of Auditor-provided Tax Services. The Accounting Review 90(4), 1469-1496.
Lisa De Simone, J. R. Robinson, and B. Stomberg. 2014. Distilling the Reserve for Uncertain Tax Positions: The Revealing Case of Black Liquor. Review of Accounting Studies 19(1), 456-47.
Lisa De Simone, R. Sansing, and J. K. Seidman. 2013. When are Enhanced Relationship Tax Compliance Programs Mutually Beneficial? The Accounting Review 88(6), 1971-1991.
Lillian F Mills and Lisa De Simone. 2010. Book Review of Developing a World Tax Organization: The Way Forward. Journal of the American Taxation Association 32(1), 84-86.
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Academic Leadership and Awards
Professional Awards
James and Doris McNamara Faculty Scholar 2017
International Tax Policy Forum Research Grant2016
John Osterweis and Barbara Ravizzi Faculty Scholar 2014
International Accounting Section Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award2014
American Taxation Association / PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award 2014
Bonham Fund Grant2013
Accounting Doctoral Scholar2009
William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Continuing Fellowship, Univ. of Texas at Austin2012
McCombs Faculty Research Excellence Grant2012
Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence Grant2012
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Teaching Awards
Amplifier Teaching Award 2018
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