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Lawrence Brown

Title: Research Professor
Seymour Wolfbein Professorship
Department: Accounting

Office: Alter Hall 451
Phone: N/A
E-mail: ldbrown@temple.edu

Research Interests: Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Forecasting and Methodology

Dr. Brown’s Curriculum Vitae, SSRN Profile

Best known for his research in earnings forecasting by security analysts, Brown has over 100 publications and has made nearly 200 presentations at universities and professional conferences. He has published at least two articles in the six most influential academic journals in accounting: Journal of Accounting Research (12 articles), The Accounting Review (6 articles), Contemporary Accounting Research (7 articles), Journal of Accounting and Economics (3 articles), Review of Accounting Studies (3 articles) and Accounting Organizations and Society (2 articles).  He has published 2 articles in the premier research journal in finance, Journal of Finance and 6 in the premier research journal in forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting.

Brown’s research papers have been downloaded by ssrn.com nearly 72,000 times, making him the 93rd of over 325,000 downloaded authors who have posted their work to that website.  He has been cited by scores of media outlets including Barron’s, Business Week, CNBC Business News, CFO Magazine, Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Institutional Investor, Investor’s Business Daily, Newsday, Newsweek, The New York Times, Reuters, Smartmoney.com, Spiegel Online, and The Wall Street Journal.

Brown received the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 2006.  A former Editor of The Accounting Review and former Editorial Board member of Contemporary Accounting Research, he presently is an Editorial Board member of The Accounting Review.  Brown has been a member of the Executive Committee Member of the Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting for 25 years, having organized the accounting-track of the CFEA three times.


  • D., University of Rochester
  • B.A., University of Chicago
  • S., SUNY-Buffalo


  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Capital Markets Research
  • Forecasting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Bibliometric Research