Bill McDonald

University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance

P.O. Box 399

Notre Dame, IN 46556-0399

United States

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1.

When is a Liability not a Liability? Textual Analysis, Dictionaries, and 10-Ks

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2010
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 6,213 (904)
Citation 67

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Textual analysis, Harvard Dictionary, negative word counts, term weighting

Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance: A Survey

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 21 May 2016
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 4,949 (1,312)

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Textual analysis; sentiment analysis; bag-of-words; readability; word lists; Zipf’s law; cosine similarity; Naïve Bayes

Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance: A Survey

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2016
Posted: 27 Apr 2017
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance

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Textual analysis; sentiment analysis; bag-of-words; readability; word lists; Zipf’s law; cosine similarity; Naïve Bayes

3.

Measuring Readability in Financial Disclosures

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2013
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 2,751 (3,741)
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Readability, Fog Index, textual analysis

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Using 10-K Text to Gauge Financial Constraints

Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Andriy Bodnaruk, Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,831 (7,452)

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Financial constraints; textual analysis; dividend omissions; equity recycling; underfunded pensions

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IPO First-Day Returns, Offer Price Revisions, Volatility, and Form S-1 Language

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2013
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,630 (9,047)
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IPOs, first-day returns, bookbuilding, S-1 filings, textual analysis

6.

The Use of Word Lists in Textual Analysis

Forthcoming in the Journal of Behavioral Finance
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2015
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,156 (15,753)

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Diction; word lists; sentiment analysis; Form 10-Ks; textual analysis

7.

The Use of EDGAR Filings by Investors

Journal of Behavioral Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2016
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,097 (16,997)

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EDGAR; fundamental research; information decay; web traffic; Form 10-K

8.

Regulation and Financial Disclosure: The Impact of Plain English

Forthcoming, Journal of Regulatory Economics
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 May 2008 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2013
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,092 (17,048)
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Plain English, market regulation, disclosure, textual analysis

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Barron’s Red Flags: Do They Actually Work?

Journal of Behavioral Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 12 May 2011
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
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textual analysis, fraud, red flag phrases, Madoff

10.

Implementing the Earnings Surprise Strategy

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
Bill McDonald and Richard R. Mendenhall
University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance and University of Notre Dame - Department of Finance
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Market efficiency, Anomalies, Earnings, SUE, PEAD, Post-earnings announcement drift

11.

Using Annual Report Sentiment as a Proxy for Financial Distress in U.S. Banks

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2018
Priyank Gandhi, Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 581 (41,483)

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Financial Distress; Textual Analysis; Negative Sentiment; Distressed Delisting; Financial Institutions

12.

Trust, But Verify: MD&A Language and the Role of Trust in Corporate Culture

Forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2015
Robert Audi, Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
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Trust; ethics; corporate culture; corporate governance; audit; disclosures; textual analysis; monitoring

13.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Use of Ethics-Related Terms in 10-K Reports

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Aug 2007
Tim Loughran, Bill McDonald and Hayong Yun
University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance and Michigan State University - Department of Finance
Downloads 351 (77,064)
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ethics, 10-K filings

14.

Designing a Global Digital Currency

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2017
Ronald J. Balvers and Bill McDonald
McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 285 (97,632)

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Global currencies; digital currencies; cryptocurrencies; currency design; Bitcoin, Ethereum

15.

Commonality in Codes of Ethics

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
Margaret Forster, Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 259 (107,674)
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Code of Ethics, Textual Analysis, Plagiarism, Regulation

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Financial Disclosure and Customer Satisfaction: Do Companies Talking the Talk Actually Walk the Walk?

Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2015
Ronald J. Balvers, John F. Gaski and Bill McDonald
McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 139 (191,923)

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American Customer Satisfaction Index; business ethics; customer satisfaction; financial disclosure; signaling; 10-K; textual analysis

17.

Old Glass Ceilings are Hard to Break: Gender Usage Trends in Annual Reports

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2015
Tim Loughran and Bill McDonald
University of Notre Dame and University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance
Downloads 118 (216,786)

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EDGAR; gender; firm age; annual reports; textual analysis.

18.

Assimilation of Oil News Into Prices

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2018
Tim Loughran, Bill McDonald and Ioannis Pragidis
University of Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business - Department of Finance and Democritus University of Thrace
Downloads 115 (222,264)

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Textual analysis; news stories; oil prices; overreaction; tone