Molly Mercer

DePaul University

Associate Professor

1 E Jackson Blvd Suite 6000

Chicago, IL 60604

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

Using Psychology Theories in Archival Financial Accounting Research

McCombs Research Paper Series No. ACC-01-05
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 May 2002 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2008
Lisa Koonce and Molly Mercer
University of Texas and DePaul University
Downloads 4,764 (3,701)
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voluntary disclosure, earnings management, analyst forecasts, attribution theory, prospect theory, motivated reasoning, expertise

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Understanding the Relation between Financial Reporting Quality and Audit Quality

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Forthcoming, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 16-26
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2016
University of South Florida - School of Accountancy, Wake Forest University - Babcock Graduate School of Management and Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, DePaul University and Emory University Goizueta Business School
Downloads 2,225 (12,779)
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Financial reporting quality, audit quality, quality proxies, quality determinants

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Why do investors rely on low-quality investment advice? Experimental evidence from social media platforms

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 May 2017 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2024
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, DePaul University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Downloads 1,307 (29,021)
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investor decision making; investment decisions; social media; financial advice; information quality; credibility

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How Do Investors Judge the Risk of Financial Items?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Oct 2003
Lisa Koonce, Mary Lea McAnally and Molly Mercer
University of Texas, Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting and DePaul University
Downloads 811 (56,787)
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risk perception, risk disclosure, decision theory, psychology

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The Credibility Consequences of Managers' Decisions to Provide Warnings About Unexpected Earnings

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 May 2002
Molly Mercer
DePaul University
Downloads 481 (110,307)
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voluntary disclosure, management credibility, judgment and decision-making

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Worthless Warnings? Testing the Effectiveness of Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Advertisements

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, September 2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2010
Molly Mercer, Alan R. Palmiter and Ahmed E. Taha
DePaul University, Wake Forest University - School of Law and Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 405 (134,897)

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mutual funds, disclosure, warnings, disclaimers, regulation, advertising

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To Blame or Not to Blame: Analysts' Reactions to External Explanations for Poor Financial Performance

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jun 2004
Jan Barton and Molly Mercer
Emory University and DePaul University
Downloads 396 (138,385)
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Voluntary disclosure, management explanations, financial analysts' earnings forecasts, management reputation, financial reporting credibility

Is There Safety in Numbers? The Effects of Forecast Accuracy and Forecast Boldness on Financial Analysts' Credibility with Investors

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Kathryn Kadous, Molly Mercer and Jane M. Thayer
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, DePaul University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Downloads 341 (162,109)
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financial analysts, herding, forecast accuracy, attribution theory

Is There Safety in Numbers? The Effects of Forecast Accuracy and Forecast Boldness on Financial Analysts' Credibility with Investors

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2009
Posted: 24 Apr 2009
Kathryn Kadous, Molly Mercer and Jane M. Thayer
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, DePaul University and Georgia Institute of Technology

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Financial analysts, Herding, Credibility, Attribution

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Jury Verdicts Against Auditors Under Precise and Imprecise Accounting Standards

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 10-132, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-85
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Kathryn Kadous and Molly Mercer
Emory University - Goizueta Business School and DePaul University
Downloads 340 (163,797)
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audit litigation, principles v. rules, jury decision making, IFRS

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Are Juries More Likely to Second-Guess Auditor Judgment under Imprecise Accounting Standards?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Sep 2012
Kathryn Kadous and Molly Mercer
Emory University - Goizueta Business School and DePaul University
Downloads 285 (197,348)
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Audit Litigation, Standard Precision, Principles v. Rules, Second-Guessing, Jury Decision Making, IFRS

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When and How Do Advertisements Affect Investors’ Processing of Online Financial Information?

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2024
Nicole L. Cade, Molly Mercer and Amanda Winn
University of Pittsburgh - Accounting Group, DePaul University and University of Kansas
Downloads 150 (356,963)

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investor behavior, online financial information, advertisements

Do Auditors Accurately Predict Litigation and Reputation Consequences of Inaccurate Accounting Estimates?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Apr 2018
Christine Gimbar and Molly Mercer
DePaul University and DePaul University
Downloads 110 (455,514)
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Audit Litigation, Auditor Reputation

Do Auditors Accurately Predict Litigation and Reputation Consequences of Inaccurate Accounting Estimates?

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Christine Gimbar and Molly Mercer
DePaul University and DePaul University

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audit litigation, auditor reputation, Accounting Estimates

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Unintended Consequences: An Experimental Investigation of the (In)Effectiveness of Mandatory Disclosures

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 55, 2015, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/9
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 May 2015 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
Molly Mercer and Ahmed E. Taha
DePaul University and Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Downloads 100 (484,737)
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rebate, consumer protection, regulation, disclosure, behavioral economics, empirical legal studies, experimental legal studies

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Can Reporting Norms Create a Safe Harbor? Jury Verdicts Against Auditors Under Precise and Imprecise Accounting Standards

Kadous, K., & Mercer, M. (2011). Can reporting norms create a safe harbor? Jury verdicts against auditors under precise and imprecise accounting standards. The Accounting Review, 87(2), 565-587.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
Kathryn Kadous and Molly Mercer
Emory University - Goizueta Business School and DePaul University

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audit litigation, principles vs. rules, jury decision making, IFRS

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Management credibility, reporting credibility, management disclosure

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How Do Investors Judge the Risk of Derivative and Non-Derivative Financial Items?

Posted: 09 Jun 2001
Lisa Koonce, Mary Lea McAnally and Molly Mercer
University of Texas, Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting and DePaul University

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Derivatives, risk, financial instruments, judgment and decision making

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 96
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Worthless Warnings? Testing the Effectiveness of Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Advertisements

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2009
Molly Mercer, Alan R. Palmiter and Ahmed E. Taha
DePaul University, Wake Forest University - School of Law and Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law
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mutual funds, securities, advertising, warnings, disclaimers, securities regulation