Research Notes: Serena Loftus

July 22, 2017

Serena Loftus

Serena Loftus' paper “Because of ‘Because’: Examining the Use of Causal Language in Relative Performance Feedback,” co-authored with Lloyd Tanlu of Northeastern University, has been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review. The paper examines how the use of causal language — commonly expressed through words such as “because” or “thus” — in employee performance reviews impacts the employee’s subsequent performance. Loftus is an assistant professor of accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.