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Joyce Beebe

Fellow in Public Finance


Joyce Beebe, Ph.D., is a fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute. Her research focuses on tax reforms in the U.S. and computable general equilibrium modeling of the effects of tax reforms. Her other research interests include wealth accumulation over a person’s lifetime and, generally, how public policies influence decision-making.

Prior to joining the Baker Institute, Beebe was an international tax director at Grant Thornton LLP and an economist at Deloitte Tax LLP, specializing in transfer pricing. Her primary responsibilities were to provide strategic planning and risk management advice to corporate executive teams for management, tax planning and financial reporting purposes from a transfer pricing perspective. Specifically, Beebe conducted valuation of intangible properties and cost-sharing analyses, advised on IRS audit defense strategies, performed valuation and debt capacity analyses for intercompany fixed income securities and prepared transfer pricing due diligence and exposure analyses for merger and acquisition purposes. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Houston.

Beebe received a B.A. in public finance (valedictorian) from National Chengchi University in Taiwan, a diploma from the Stockholm School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University.

Contact at joyce.beebe@rice.edu or 713-348-3617.