Clarence Nickman Term Assistant Professor
Research Interests: cost of capital, institutional investors, managerial reporting incentives, payout policy, taxation
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.