Julia D. D'Souza

Julia D. D'Souza

Associate Professor of Accounting

368 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-2349

Professor D'Souza's research focuses on the determinants of the economic and reporting choices made by firms, the interrelatedness of these choices, and the extent to which they are shaped by the characteristics of the firms' various stakeholders: regulators, consumers, competitors, and employees. Her other research interests include issues related to the quality and usefulness of accounting disclosures, and the relation between firm valuation and its intangible assets such as human resources. Professor D'Souza has been published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies. Her undergraduate degrees were in chemistry, physics and education, and she obtained a broad-based MBA degree prior to focusing on accounting at the doctoral level.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Jacob , John ; D'Souza, Julia D.; Jacob, John; Willis, Veronda.  "Dividend Policy Responses to Deregulation in the Electric Utility Industry"
  • Wang, Sean; D'Souza, Julia D..  "Earnings Management: The Effect of Accounting Flexibility on R&D Investment Choices"
  • D'Souza, Julia D..  "The Use of Accelerated Depreciation as a Response to the Stranded Cost Issue in the Electric Utility Industry"
  • D'Souza, Julia D.; Yehuda, Nir.  "The Valuation of Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets Recognized in Acquisitions"