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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Bastian Johnson

Assistant Professor
Haas Accounting Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment F487
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BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University
MAcc, Brigham Young University
MS, Statistics, Stanford University
PhD, Accounting, Stanford University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2005

2005 - present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

Current Research and Interests

  • Divisional performance measurement
  • Management incentives
  • Transfer pricing

Selected Papers and Publications

  • "Multi-Stage Capital Budgeting for Shared Investments," with T. Pfeiffer and G. Schneider. Forthcoming, Management Science.
  • "Employee Stock Options and Future Firm Performance," with R. Kasznik and D. Aboody. Journal of Accounting and Economics 50 (2010).
  • "Deferred Taxes in Residual Income Compensation Schemes." Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2010.
  • "Divisional Performance Measurement and Transfer Pricing for Intangible Assets." Review of Accounting Studies 11 (2006).
  • "Dual Transfer Prices with Internal and External Trade," with E.Johnson and T. Pfeiffer. Working Paper (2012)
  • "Round Numbers and Security Returns," with E. Johnson and D. Shanthikumar. Working Paper (2009).


  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting, UGBA 102B 
  • Managerial Accounting, MBA 224A 
  • Research Seminar in Accounting, PHDBA 229S 
  • Doctoral Seminar in Accounting - Contract Theory, PHDBA 229A

Honors and Awards

  • Co-winner of Best Paper Award, 2005 RAST Conference
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2009

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