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Raquel Alexander

Associate Professor of Accounting, Washington and Lee University

Raquel Meyer Alexander is an Associate Professor in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics at Washington & Lee University. Alexander earned her Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of Texas-Austin. Prior to that, she worked as a tax consultant in the Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona offices of KPMG.

Professor Alexander's research focuses on tax policy related to personal savings and corporate taxation. Alexander's research has been published in top journals such as the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and the Journal of Law and Politics. She has presented at over 50 academic institutions and conferences and she has been quoted or cited in numerous popular press publications including Business Week, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal among others. Alexander currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Taxation Association.


  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, Washington and Lee University
  • 2005–2012
    Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
  • 2001–2005
    Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • 1995–2000
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas at Austin