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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

Lawrence D. Brown is the Seymour Wolfbein Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Temple University. He previously taught at Georgia State University where he was the J. Mack Robinson Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, SUNY-Buffalo where he was the Samuel P. Capen Professor of Accounting, University of Iowa, and SUNY-Binghamton.

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Dr. Brown has his BS from SUNY-Buffalo, his MBA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from the University of Rochester. He received extensive training in accounting, economics, finance and mathematics. His principal research interests are in capital markets, corporate governance, forecasting, and methodology. He has over 80 publications and has made nearly 200 presentations at universities and professional conferences. He is one of the most highly cited academics in his field (both media and by other academics) and downloads from his ssrn.com website place him in the top 100 of over 200,000 authors. He is a past editor of The Accounting Review and a past associate editor or editorial board member of numerous journals. He is an editorial board member of The Accounting Review and a member of the executive committee of the annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

Sample Publications

  • “Interactions between Analysts’ and Managers’ Earnings Forecasts” (L. Brown and L. Zhou), International Journal of Forecasting (forthcoming).
  • “Do Sell-Side Analysts Exhibit Differential Target Price Forecasting Ability?” (M. Bradshaw, L. D. Brown and K. Huang), Review of Accounting Studies (December 2013): 930-955.
  • "To Beat or Not to Beat? The Importance of Analysts' Cash Flow Forecasts" (L. D. Brown, K. Huang, and A. S. Pinello), Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (November 2013): 723-752.
  • “Forecast-Recommendation Consistency and Earnings Forecast Accuracy” (L. D. Brown and K. Huang), Accounting Horizons (September 2013): 1-16.
  • “I/B/E/S Reported Actual EPS and Analysts’ Inferred Actual EPS” (L. D. Brown and S. Larocque), The Accounting Review (May 2013): 853-880.
  • “Changes in Option-Based Compensation around the Issuance of SFAS 123R.” (L. D. Brown and Y. Lee), Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting (November/December 2011): 1053-1095.
  • “Brokerage Industry Self-Regulation: The Case of Analysts’ Background Disclosures.” (L.D. Brown, A. J. Hugon, and H. Liu), Contemporary Accounting Research (Winter 2010): 1025-1062.
  • “The Relation between Corporate Governance and CEO Equity Grants.” (L. D. Brown and Y. Lee), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (November/December 2010): 533-558.
  • “Is Analyst Earnings Forecast Ability Only Firm-Specific?” (L.D. Brown and E. Mohammad), Contemporary Accounting Research (Fall 2010): 727-750.

Awards and Honors

  • 2006: American Accounting Association Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
  • 2004: Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Professor Award
  • 2002: J. Mack Robinson College of Business Board of Advisors Faculty Recognition Award (Research)
  • 2000: J. Mack Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Award (Research)
  • 1986: Outstanding Alumnus Award (Zeta Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi).


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Pro-seminar in Accounting

In the News

Media Interviews

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle Report, Media One (July 30, 1999)
  • Bloomberg Forum (October 3, 1997)
  • CNBC Power Lunch (November 20, 1998)
  • Georgia Business Report, GPTV (March 19, 1999)
  • L’Agefi (April 8, 2002)
  • WABE Radio (December 7, 2006)

Media Citations include: Associated Press, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Forbes, London Times, Newsweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal