Alastair Lawrence

London Business School

Associate Professor

Regent's Park

London

United Kingdom

http://Www.alastairlawrence.net

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

SEC Comment Letters and Insider Sales

Accounting Review Vol. 91. No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and James Ryans
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and London Business School
Downloads 1,009 (23,448)
Citation 22

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SEC comment letters, insider trading, revenue recognition, investor inattention, financial disclosure, EDGAR downloads, short sellers.

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U.S. Audit Partner Rotations

Accounting Review, Vol. 92. No. 3, 2017
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 28 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Henry Laurion, Alastair Lawrence and James Ryans
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting, London Business School and London Business School
Downloads 778 (33,898)
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U.S. audit partner rotations; fresh look; restatements; valuation allowances and reserves; write-downs; special items.

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Non-Discretionary Conservatism: Evidence and Implications

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Vol. 56, No. 2-3 (Supplement), 2013
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2014
Alastair Lawrence, Richard G. Sloan and Estelle Sun
London Business School, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 696 (39,455)
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Non-discretionary conservatism, conditional conservatism, book-to-market, asset impairment.

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Why Are Losses Less Persistent than Profits? Curtailments versus Conservatism

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2016
Alastair Lawrence, Richard G. Sloan and Estelle Sun
London Business School, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 670 (41,509)
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Conservatism, conditional conservatism, abandonment option, curtailment, asset impairment

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Yahoo Finance Search and Earnings Announcements

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jul 2016
Alastair Lawrence, James Ryans, Estelle Sun and Nikolay Laptev
London Business School, London Business School, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and Yahoo! - Yahoo! Research Labs
Downloads 521 (57,473)
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Yahoo Finance search; investor attention; earnings responses; earnings surprises; returns; volume; EDGAR search; Google search

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Investor Demand for Sell-Side Research

Accounting Review, Vol. 92. No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 11 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2017
Alastair Lawrence, James Ryans and Estelle Sun
London Business School, London Business School and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 463 (66,579)
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Analyst demand; financial reporting events; analyst ability; retail investors

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Is Operational Control Risk Informative of Undetected Financial Reporting Deficiencies?

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2460882
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2016
Alastair Lawrence, Miguel Minutti-Meza and Dushyantkumar Vyas
London Business School, University of Miami - Department of Accounting and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 428 (73,248)
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Operational controls; financial reporting quality; audit fees; data breaches

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Explaining Firms’ Signed Earnings Announcement Stock Returns Using FactSet and I/B/E/S Data Feeds

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2019
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting, London Business School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School
Downloads 419 (75,120)
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Signed earnings announcement returns, analyst forecast surprises, management guidance surprises, FactSet, I/B/E/S

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Who's the Fairest of Them All? Evidence from Closed-End Funds

Accounting Review, Vol. 91 No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2016
London Business School, City University of New York (CUNY) - Baruch College and University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting
Downloads 308 (106,603)
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ASC 820, fair value measurement, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, value relevance, timeliness, closed-end mutual funds

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Earnings Announcement Promotions: A Yahoo Finance Field Experiment

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Vol. 66, No. 2-3, 2018
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2019
Alastair Lawrence, James Ryans, Estelle Sun and Nikolay Laptev
London Business School, London Business School, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and Yahoo! - Yahoo! Research Labs
Downloads 272 (121,711)
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investor attention, media articles, earnings response, capital markets field experiment, abnormal returns, retail investors, event study

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The Importance of Client Size in the Estimation of the Big 4 Effect: A Comment on DeFond, Erkens, and Zhang (2016)

Management Science, Forthcoming , Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2799442
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2016
Alastair Lawrence, Miguel Minutti-Meza and Ping Zhang
London Business School, University of Miami - Department of Accounting and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
Downloads 257 (129,238)
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Big 4 Effect; Client Size

Do Investors Use the Olympics as a Category for Investment and Should They?

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 186 (175,743)

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Olympics, Olympic stocks, valuation, fundamentals, comovement, bubbles, investor sentiment, common factor.

Media Coverage of Mega-Sports Events and Investor Stock Categorization: An Examination of the Olympics

27th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting Paper
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 02 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2019
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 30 (516,831)

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Mega-sports events, media, Olympics, Olympic stocks, China, UK, Beijing, London, valuation, fundamentals, comovement, investor sentiment, investor recognition, common factor

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Managers’ Cost of Equity Capital Estimates: Empirical Evidence

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 21 May 2016
Stephannie Larocque, Alastair Lawrence and Kevin J. Veenstra
University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business, London Business School and McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business
Downloads 215 (153,769)
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cost of capital, realized returns, CAPM, manager estimates

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Investor Reliance on the Crowd

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Apr 2017
Alastair Lawrence, James Ryans, Estelle Sun and Akshay Soni
London Business School, London Business School, Boston University - Questrom School of Business and Yahoo! - Yahoo! Research Labs
Downloads 199 (165,345)

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Investor reliance, crowd information, negative returns, uncertainty, information environment

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Measurement Error in Dependent Variables in Accounting: Illustrations Using Google Ticker Search and Simulations

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2019
Ed deHaan, Alastair Lawrence and Robin Litjens
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, London Business School and Tilburg University - CentER and Department of Accountancy
Downloads 166 (194,233)
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dependent variables, measurement error, bias, Google search, SVI

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Olympic Euphoria and Social Media: An Analysis of Firms Involved in the Olympics

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2016
Patricia Dechow, Alastair Lawrence and Mei Luo
USC Marshall School of Business, London Business School and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 143 (219,903)

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Olympics, Olympic euphoria, social media, valuation, fundamentals, overreaction, earnings announcements, China

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Discussion of 'Implications of the Integral Approach and Earnings Management for Alternative Annual Reporting Periods'

Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Jan 2014
Alastair Lawrence
London Business School
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Integral method of accounting, earnings management, unbiased application of GAAP, earnings quality, alternative annual earnings, write-downs.

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Individual Investors and Financial Disclosure

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Vol. 56, No. 1, 2013
Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Alastair Lawrence
London Business School

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Individual investors, financial disclosure, individual characteristics, information disadvantage

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Can Big 4 Versus Non-Big 4 Differences in Audit-Quality Proxies be Attributed to Client Characteristics?

Accounting Review, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 259-288
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
Alastair Lawrence, Miguel Minutti-Meza and Ping Zhang
London Business School, University of Miami - Department of Accounting and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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Big 4 Versus Non-Big 4 Audit Quality, Discretionary Accruals, Ex Ante Cost of Equity Capital, Analyst Forecast Accuracy, Propensity-Score Matching, Attribute-Based Matching