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Nicole Johnson

Academic Director, Undergraduate Programs | Associate Professor of Accounting | Robert J. and Leona M. DeArmond Research Scholar

Affiliations: Accounting, Master of Accounting, Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 541-346-5150
Office: Lillis 378



Nicole Bastian Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Accounting and Robert J. and Leona M. DeArmond Research Scholar at the Lundquist College of Business. Her expertise includes managerial incentives and performance measurement. Her research has been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Johnson received her PhD and MS from Stanford University. Before joining the Lundquist College, she was an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Degree History:
  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MS, Statistics, Stanford University
  • BS, MAcc, Brigham Young University
Previous Positions:
  • Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Assistant Professor, 2005–2013
Honors and Awards:
  • Outstanding MAcc Instructor, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, 2014, 2018, 2020
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, 2019
  • Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference, 2005

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Areas of Expertise

  • Managerial incentives
  • Performance measurement

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Current Projects

  • Fan, Qintao, and Nicole Johnson. "Taxes, Managerial Entrenchment, and Capital Budgeting."
  • Johnson, Nicole, Michael Kopel, Clemens Lankisch, and Thomas Pfeiffer. "Hold-Up Problems in a Multi-Product Distribution Channel."

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Journal Articles:

Fan, Qintao, and Nicole Bastian Johnson. "Contest Schemes and Dynamic Incentive Provision." Management Science, forthcoming.

November 2023

Fan, Qintao, Nicole Bastian Johnson, and Thomas Pfeiffer. "The Impact of Intrafirm Incentive Conflicts on the Interplay between Tax Incidence and Economic Efficiency." Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.

May 2023

Johnson, Nicole Bastian, Clemens Loeffler, and Thomas Pfeiffer. "An Evaluation of Alternative Market-Based Transfer Prices." Contemporary Accounting Research 35, no. 4: 1868-1887.

December 2018

Johnson, Nicole Bastian, Thomas Pfeiffer, and Georg Schneider. "Two-Stage Capital Budgeting, Capital Charge Rates, and Resource Constraints." Review of Accounting Studies 22, no. 2: 933-963.

May 2017

Johnson, Nicole Bastian, and Thomas Pfeiffer. "Capital Budgeting and Divisional Performance Measurement." Foundations and Trends in Accounting 10, no. 1: 1-100.

June 2016

Johnson, Edward, Nicole Bastian Johnson, and Thomas Pfeiffer. "Dual Transfer Pricing with Internal and External Trade." Review of Accounting Studies 21, no. 1: 140-164.

January 2016

Johnson, Nicole Bastian, Thomas Pfeiffer, and Georg Schneider. "Multistage Capital Budgeting for Shared Investments." Management Science 59, no. 5: 1213-1228.

May 2013

Aboody, David, Nicole Bastian Johnson, and Ron Kasznik. "Employee Stock Options and Future Firm Performance: Evidence from Option Repricings." Journal of Accounting and Economics 50, no. 1: 74-92.

May 2010

Johnson, Nicole Bastian. "Residual Income Compensation Plans and Deferred Taxes." Journal of Management Accounting Research 22, no. 1: 103-114.

December 2010

Johnson, Nicole Bastian. "Divisional Performance Measurement and Transfer Pricing for Intangible Assets." Review of Accounting Studies 11, no. 2-3: 339-365.

September 2006

In the News

Friends and alumni of the Lundquist College raised an incredible $358,130 in just 24 hours during the University of Oregon's giving day.

In preparation for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Lundquist College of Business is proud to announce its upcoming faculty promotions and named appointments.

The Lundquist College of Business is pleased to share recent tenure and promotion decisions for our faculty members.

The Lundquist College is delighted to welcome six new professors, instructors, and staff members in fall 2013.

The upcoming academic year promises to be a period of unprecedented activity and growth for the college.