Professor Sikes’ research interests include the effects of investor-level taxes on corporate decision-making, cost of capital, institutional investor trading, and asset pricing, as well as the effect of corporate tax incentives on corporate decision-making and reporting. She has taught courses on financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and taxes and business strategy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas, an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Tulane University, and a BA in political economy from Tulane University. Professor Sikes is a certified public accountant and prior to commencing the PhD program at the University of Texas, she was a senior associate in the federal business tax consulting group at Arthur Andersen LLP.
- Tulane University, Newcomb College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy, 1998;
- Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Masters in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, 1999;
- The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Doctor of Philosophy, Accounting, 2008
Clarence Nickman Term Assistant Professor
The Wharton School
Stephanie Sikes (2017). Capital Gains Lock-in and Share Repurchases, Working Paper.
Luzi Hail, Stephanie Sikes, Clare Wang (2016). Cross-Country Evidence on the Relation between Capital Gains Taxes, Risk, and Expected Returns, Journal of Public Economics.
Stephanie Sikes and Robert E. Verrecchia (2015). Dividend Tax Capitalization and Liquidity, Review of Accounting Studies, 20 (4), 1334-1372.
Stephanie Sikes, Xiaoli Tian, Ryan Wilson (2014). Investors’ Reaction to the Use of Poison Pills as a Tax Loss Preservation Tool, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 57 (2-3), 132-148.
Stephanie Sikes (2014). The Turn-of-the-Year Effect and Tax-Loss-Selling by Institutional Investors, Journal of Accounting and Economics, 57 (1), 22-42.
Stephanie Sikes and Robert E. Verrecchia (2012). Capital Gains Taxes and Expected Rates of Return, The Accounting Review, 87 (3), 1067-1086.
Jennifer Blouin, Cristi Gleason, Lillian Mills, Stephanie Sikes (2010). Pre-Empting Disclosure? Firms’ Decisions Prior to FIN No. 48, The Accounting Review, 791-815.
John Robinson, Stephanie Sikes, Connie Weaver (2010). Performance Measurement of Corporate Tax Departments, The Accounting Review, 85(3), 1035-1064.