Julia D. D'Souza

Julia D. D'Souza

Associate Professor

Faculty Area


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell Directory Entry


Professor Julia D'Souza is an associate professor of accounting at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Her 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: namely, regulators, consumers, competitors, and employees. Her other research interests include issues related to the quality and usefulness of accounting disclosures, and the relationship 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.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5530 - Accounting and Financial Decision Making
  • NBA 5110 - Financial Modeling

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D Northwestern University- Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1995
  • MBA Marquette University, 1990
  • B.Ed. University of Bombay, 1977
  • BSc University of Bombay, 1972
Julia D. D'Souza