Tracie Majors

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

Tracie’s research focuses on auditing and financial reporting issues, and she draws upon theory from psychology and economics to conduct experiments examining these issues. Her particular areas of interest are factors influencing auditor judgment effectiveness, impacts of regulation, and effects of individual attributes on decision-making. She earned her doctorate at University of Texas at Austin, and served on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining USC’s faculty. Prior to her doctorate, she worked in auditing and transaction services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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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,
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  Forthcoming.
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.