University of Texas at Austin
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Lisa De Simone

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting

Biography I am an Associate Professor of Accounting at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. My 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. I teach and have taught tax and personal finance courses to students in BBA, MPA, MBA, and PhD programs. I previously spent seven years on faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, winning the Amplifier Award for creating an inclusive classroom environment in 2018, and becoming a finalist for the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2019 and 2020. I have a doctorate in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin (2013), a masters in Accounting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City (2008), and bachelors in Economics and German Studies from Stanford (2002). Previous work experience includes transfer pricing for Ernst & Young in Kansas City, Missouri and economic consulting for the Analysis Group in their San Francisco and Menlo Park, California offices.
Publications
Lisa De Simone, Jing Huang, and Linda K. Krull. R&D and the Rising Foreign Profitability of U.S. Multinational Corporations. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
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, 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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