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 Univsersity

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


  • Douthit, J., P. Martin, and M. McAllister. 2021. Charitable Contribution Matching and Effort-elicitation. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
  • Douthit, J, M. Millar, and R. White. 2019. Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Regulatory Enforcement: Close Experience with Potential Sanctions and Fraud Detterence. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, forthcoming.
  • Douthit, J. and M. Majerczyk. 2019. Subordinate Perceptions of the Superior and Agency Costs: Theory and Evidence. Accounting, Organizations and Society.
  • Blay, A., J. Douthit, and B. Fulmer. 2019. Why Don’t People Lie? Negative Affect Intensity and Preferences for Honesty in Budgetary Reporting. Management Accounting Research 42: 56-65.
  • Douthit, J. and D. Stevens. 2015. The Robustness of Honesty Effects on Budget Proposals when the Superior has Rejection Authority. The Accounting Review 90 (2): 467-493.
  • Douthit, J., L. Kearney, and D. Stevens. 2012. 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 24 (1): 135 - 158.

Selected Working Papers

  • “Updated Theory and New Evidence on the Effect of Information System Precision on Managerial Reporting” (with Michael Majerczyk and Lisa McLuckie Thain).
  • “Do Prosocial Activities Influence Auditor-Client Negotiations? An Experimental Assessment” (with Steven Kachelmeier and Ben Van Landuyt)
  • “New Controls and the Development of Trust” (with Jace Garrett and Dan Way)
  • “Budgetary Pressure and Performance in Unstable Production Environments” (with Ashley Sauciuc)
  • “Multi-level Relative Performance Incentives in Teams” (with Max Hewitt and Ashley Sauciuc)
  • "Tend to One's Own House: The Effect of Firm CSR on Employee Effort" (with Zhiping Kyle Mao and Patrick Martin)