Richard H. Willis

Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Associate Professor

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

Are Earnings Surprises Costly?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Sep 1999
Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
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2.

Regulation Fair Disclosure and the Cost of Adverse Selection

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 697–728, June 2008,
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2012
Baljit K. Sidhu, Tom Smith, Robert E. Whaley and Richard H. Willis
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Accounting, University of Queensland, Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Accounting
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Citation 20

Abstract:

adverse selection, Reg FD, bid/ask spread, private information

3.

Corporate Tax Behavior and Political Uncertainty: Evidence from National Elections around the World

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2498198
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2017
Qingyuan Li, Edward L. Maydew, Richard H. Willis and Li Xu
Wuhan University - School of Economics and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Washington State University, Vancouver
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corporate taxation; tax avoidance; political uncertainty; national elections

4.

Bold Security Analysts' Earnings Forecasts and Managers' Information Flow

AAA 2005 FARS Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Sep 2004
Allen Huang, Richard H. Willis and Amy Zang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Department of Accounting, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Department of Accounting
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Citation 2

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Management communication, Earnings forecasts, Security analysts

5.

Shareholder Litigation, Reputational Loss, and Bank Loan Contracting

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2320785
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Saiying Deng, Richard H. Willis and Li Xu
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Washington State University, Vancouver
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Litigation, Cost of bank debt, Bank loan contracting, Reputational loss, Endogeneity

6.

Taxes, Director Independence, and Firm Value: Evidence from Board Reforms Worldwide

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2860362
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Oct 2016
Qingyuan Li, Edward L. Maydew, Richard H. Willis and Li Xu
Wuhan University - School of Economics and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Washington State University, Vancouver
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Corporate Taxation, Tax Avoidance, Board Reform, Corporate Governance

7.

Does Investor Sentiment Affect Sell-Side Analysts' Forecast Bias and Forecast Accuracy

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 18, pp. 207-227, 2013, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2478183
Posted: 11 Aug 2014
Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis

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8.

Security Analyst Experience and Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol. 18, pp. 529-550, 2003
Posted: 11 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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9.

Equity Method Investments and Sell-Side Analysts’ Information Environment

Accounting Review, November 2013, Vol. 88, No. 6, pp. 2089-2115, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2324455
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2014
Sam (Sunghan) Lee, Shail Pandit and Richard H. Willis
Iowa State University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Abstract:

Security analysts; Equity method investments, Forecast accuracy, Forecast dispersion, Information environment

10.

Security Analysts, Cash Flow Forecasts, and Turnover

International Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 28. pp. 874-890, 2012
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Shail Pandit, Richard H. Willis and Ling Zhou
University of Illinois at Chicago, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and University of New Mexico

Abstract:

Earnings forecasting, Econometric models, Evaluating forecasts, Forecasting profession, Monitoring forecasts

11.

When Security Analysts Talk, Who Listens?

The Accounting Review, Vol.82, pp 1227-1253, Feb. 2007
Posted: 26 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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Security analysts, Stock recommendations, Trading volume, Investor sophistication

12.

Earnings Surprises and the Cost of Equity Capital

Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Vol. 19, pp. 491-513, 2004
Posted: 20 Feb 2004 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Abstract:

Cost of Capital, Earnings Surprises, Analyst Following, Institutional Ownership

13.

The Effect of Experience on Security Analyst Underreaction

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 101-116, April 2003
Posted: 29 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Abstract:

underreaction, experience, earnings forecasts, security analysts

14.

Mutual Fund Manager Forecasting Behavior

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 39, pp. 707-725
Posted: 24 Apr 2002
Richard H. Willis
Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Abstract:

Mutual fund managers, earnings forecasts, optimism

15.

Do Security Analysts Exhibit Persistent Differences in Stock Picking Ability?

Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 74, pp. 67-91, 2004
Posted: 11 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Abstract:

Security analysts; Stock recommendations; Persistence; Trading strategy

16.

Reactions to Dividend Changes Conditional on Earnings Quality

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol. 18, pp. 121-151, 2003
Posted: 22 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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17.

Does Forecast Accuracy Matter to Security Analysts?

The Accounting Review, Vol. 74, pp.185-200, April, 1999
Posted: 03 Mar 1999 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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18.

Do Security Analysts Improve Their Performance with Experience?

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 35, pp. 131-157, 1997
Posted: 02 Feb 1998 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2014
Michael B. Mikhail, Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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