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Alexis Downs

Associate Professor

Alexis Downs

Department: Division of Management & International Business
Program Area: Strategic Management, Taxation
Office: Adams Hall Room 219C
Phone: (405) 325-3137
Address: 307 W. Brooks Room 219C
Norman, OK 73019
United States

Alexis Downs graduated from St. Louis University with a Ph.D. in Business Administration. She is a CPA and graduated from OU with a Master of Accountancy degree; she also graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Master of Taxation degree. Her teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary. Specifically, she enjoys the intersection of strategic management and taxation.

Degrees Earned:

  • Master of Taxation degree, University of Tulsa
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business and Administration 
    St. Louis University 
  • Master of Accountancy degree 
    University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Arts degree in English 
    Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English 
    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 
Downs, A. & Stetson, T. B. In press. “Does Expected Utility Theory Explain Corporate Tax Compliance?” Advances in Taxation, 21.

Carlon, D. & Downs, A. 2014. “Stakeholder Valuing: A Process for Identifying the Interrelationships between Firm and Stakeholder Attributes,” Administrative Sciences, 4 (2): 137-154.

Austin, J., Shough, E., Stetson, B., & Downs, A. 2013. “The Impact of Religious Affiliation on Tax Progressivity—Evidence from U.S. States,” State Tax News, 70 (12): 751-756.

Downs, A. & Stetson, T. B. 2013. “The American Dream and the Limits of Transparency,” Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(4): 689-702.

Boje, D., Rosile, G.A., Saylors, R., Carlon, D., & Downs, A. 2013. “Storytelling Diamond: An Integrated Model of Six Facets of Story, Narrative, and Antenarrative in Organizational Studies,” Organizational Research Methods, 16: 557-580.

Swanson, A, Singer, R., & Downs, A. 2013. “Goodwill Impairment: A Comparative Country Analysis,” Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 17(1): 25-46.

Stetson, T.B., Downs, A., Shough, E., & Blake, D. 2011. “Courts Don't Follow: Reasonable Compensation rulings and the Exacto Spring Approach," Chapman Law Review, 15(2):343-376. 

Kennett, D., Downs, A,, & Durler, George, 2011. "Accounting Students' Intent to Blow the Whistle on Corporate Fraudulent Financial Reporting: An Experiment," International Journal of Business and Social Science, June 2011, open access.

Downs, A., & Stetson, T.B. 2011. “Interpreting ‘Reasonable’ Compensation.” Practical Tax Strategies, 86(1): 4-10.

Downs, A., & Stetson, T.B. 2010. “An Examination of the Relations among Tax Preferences, Implicit Taxes, and Market Friction in the Oil and Gas Industry.” Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 59, (1): 81-90.

Downs, A., Stetson, T.B., & Gooch, R. 2009. “The Effects of State Tax and Economic Policies on State Corporate Tax Revenue.” Jrl Multistate Taxation and Incentives, 19 (8): 34-40.

Downs, A. & Carlon, D. 2009. “School-to-Work Transition Programs Within Third-Party Government.” Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20(3): 131-141.

Downs, A., Gooch, R. , & Pitchford, C. 2008. “Marks and Spencer: A Case for Pro-European Tax Harmonization.” The CPA Journal, 78 (1): 40-47.