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Lisa De Simone

Associate Professor

Department:     Accounting

Industry Areas:     International Business

Research Areas:     Accounting - Financial, Accounting Regulation and Liability, Tax

Lisa De Simone


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.



Excellence in Refereeing, Journal of Accounting Research


McCombs School of Business Award for Research Excellence


Amplifier Teaching Award



James and Doris McNamara Faculty Scholar


International Tax Policy Forum Research Grant


John Osterweis and Barbara Ravizzi Faculty Scholar

Lisa De Simone, Bridget Stomberg, Brian Williams.
Winter 2023. Does Tax Enforcement Disparately Affect Domestic versus Multinational Corporations around the World? Contemporary Accounting Research 40(4): 2816-2845.

Shannon Chen, Lisa De Simone, Rebecca Lester, and Michelle Hanlon. Sept. 2023. The Effect of Innovation Box Regimes on Investment and Employment Activity. The Accounting Review. 98(5): 187-214

Lisa De Simone, and Bridget Stomberg. Aug. 2023.
Has FATCA succeeded in Reducing Tax Evasion through Foreign Accounts?
Oxford Review of Economic Policy 39(3): 550-564.

Lisa De Simone, Charles McClure, Bridget Stromberg. Winter 2022. Examining the Effects of the TCJA on Executive Compensation. Contemporary Accounting Research 39(4): 2376-2408.

Lisa De Simone, Ken Klassen, and Jeri Seidman. Aug 2022. The Effect of Income-Shifting Aggressiveness on Corporate Investment. Journal of Accounting and Economics 74(1): 101491.

Lisa De Simone, and Marcel Olbert. Nov 2022. Real Effects of Private Country-by-Country Disclosure. The Accounting Review 97(6): 201-232.

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.