Richard H. Willis

Vanderbilt University - Accounting

Associate Professor

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

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

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2498198, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 21-03
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2021
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

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Taxes and Director Independence: Evidence from Board Reforms Worldwide

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2860362, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 19-12
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 28 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2021
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

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Are Earnings Surprises Costly?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Sep 1999
Beverly R. Walther and Richard H. Willis
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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 - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Vanderbilt University - Finance and Vanderbilt University - Accounting
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adverse selection, Reg FD, bid/ask spread, private information

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Bold Security Analysts' Earnings Forecasts and Managers' Information Flow

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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Management communication, Earnings forecasts, Security analysts

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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
Kent State University, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Washington State University, Vancouver
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Litigation, Cost of bank debt, Bank loan contracting, Reputational loss, Endogeneity

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CEO Partisan Bias and Management Earnings Forecast Bias

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 25 Oct 2021
Michael D. Stuart, Jing Wang and Richard H. Willis
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Spears School of Business, Queen's University and Vanderbilt University - Accounting
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political bias, cognitive bias, management earnings forecasts, voluntary disclosure

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Use of Independent Valuation Specialists in Valuing Employee Stock Options: Evidence from IPOs

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper
Posted: 02 May 2019 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2020
Michael D. Stuart and Richard H. Willis
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Spears School of Business and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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independent valuation specialists, accounting valuations, initial public offerings, stock option-based compensation, downward bias

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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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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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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, Shail Pandit and Richard H. Willis
Iowa State University, University of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago and Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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

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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, Shail Pandit, Richard H. Willis and Ling Zhou
University of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and University of New Mexico

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

13.

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

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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

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

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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

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underreaction, experience, earnings forecasts, security analysts

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Mutual Fund Manager Forecasting Behavior

Posted: 24 Apr 2002
Richard H. Willis
Vanderbilt University - Accounting

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Mutual fund managers, earnings forecasts, optimism

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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

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Security analysts; Stock recommendations; Persistence; Trading strategy

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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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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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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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