Tracie Majors

Associate Professor of Accounting
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PhD, University of Texas Austin; MS, BA, Wake Forest University

In Tracie's research, she employs theories from psychology and economics to delve into the effects of facets of auditors’ day-to-day environment on their judgment and decision making. Her research also incorporates individual attributes and proposes interventions to address identified problems. Tracie currently teaches introductory accounting, and also has experience teaching graduate-level auditing. She earned her doctorate at University of Texas at Austin, and has served on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her doctorate, she worked in auditing and transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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Tim Brown, Tracie Majors, Thomas Vance () "Incomplete Contracts and Employee Opportunism: How Machiavellianism Moderates the Effects of Impacting an Uncompensated Objective ,"  Journal of Management Accounting Research  33, 1-18.
Sarah Bonner, Kathryn Kadous, Tracie Majors () "A Habit Strength-Based Explanation for Auditors' Use of Simple Cognitive Processes for Complex Tasks ,"  The Accounting Review  Forthcoming.
Tim Brown, Tracie Majors, Mark Peecher () "Evidence on How Different Interventions Affect Juror Assessment of Auditor Legal Culpability and Responsibility for Damages After Auditor Failure to Detect Fraud ,"  Accounting, Organizations and Society   87,
Sarah Bonner, Tracie Majors, Stacey Ritter () "Prepopulating Audit Workpapers with Prior Year Assessments: Default Option Effects on Risk Rating Accuracy ,"  Journal of Accounting Research   56, 1453-1481.
Steven Kachelmeier, Tracie Majors, Michael Williamson () "Does Intent Modify Risk-Based Auditing? ,"  The Accounting Review  89, 2181-2201.