Jeremy Douthit

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Jeremy Douthit

McClelland Hall 301H
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Managerial decision making
  • Management control systems
  • Budgetary reporting


PhD, Florida State University, 2014

MAcc, The Ohio State University

BA, Troy Uivsersity

Jeremy Douthit joined the Eller College of Management in 2014 after earning his PhD in Accounting from Florida State University. His research focuses on management accounting, experimental economics, behavioral decision-making, social norms, contract and control system design and budgeting.


  • ACCT 310, Cost and Managerial Accounting


  • “Can Agent Cheap Talk Mitigate Agency Problems in the Presence of a Noisy Performance Measure? An Experimental Test in a Single- and Multi-Period Setting,” Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2012, vol. 24 (with L. Kearney and D. Stevens)
  • “The Robustness of Honesty Effects on Budget Proposals when the Superior has Rejection Authority,” The Accounting Review, 2015, vol. 90 (2) (with D. Stevens)
  • "Why Don’t People Lie? Negative Affect Intensity and Preferences for Honesty in Budgetary Reporting," Management Accounting Research, forthcoming (with B. Fulmer III and A. Blay)

Working Papers

  • “Where does Worker Productivity come from? The Effect of Worker Skill on Effort Provision”
  • “Performance Tradeoffs in the Face of Change: The Effect of Changing Tasks and Compensation Contracts on Current and Future Performance” (with T. Thornock)
  • "Subordinate Perceptions of the Superior and Agency Costs: Theory and Evidence" (with M. Majerczyk)
  • “The Effect of Endogenous Contract Selection on Budgetary Slack: An Experimental Examination of Trust and Distrust” (with S. Schwartz, D. Stevens, and R. Young)
  • "Charitable Contribution Matching and Effort-Elicitation" (with P. Martin and M. McAllister)
  • "Budgetary Pressure and Performance in Unstable Production Environments" (with A. Sauciuc)
  • “Multi-level Relative Performance Incentives in Teams” (with M. Hewitt and A. Sauciuc)

Professional Associations

  • American Accounting Association
    • Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section
    • Management Accounting Section
  • Canadian Academic Accounting Association
  • Economic Science Association
  • Institute for Management Accountants