Lawrence Brown

Lawrence Brown

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Accounting

      • Research Professor

      • Seymour Wolfbein Distinguished Professor


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 each of the six most influential research journals in accounting: Journal of Accounting Research (12 articles), The Accounting Review (6 articles), Contemporary Accounting Research (7articles), Journal of Accounting and Economics (4 articles), Review of Accounting Studies (3 articles) and Accounting Organizations and Society (2 articles).  He also 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 over 83,000 times, putting him in the top 3/100th of one percent of all 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,, Spiegel Online, and The Wall Street Journal. Brown received numerous awards including the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, the Musser Award for Excellence in Research, and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award.  He is a former Editor of The Accounting Review and a former Editorial Board member of Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the International Journal of Forecasting. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting for nearly 30 years, having organized the accounting-track of the CFEA three times.

Research Interests

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Forecasting and Methodology

Selected Publications


  • Brown, L.D., Call, A.C., Clement, M.B., & Sharp, N.Y. (2019). Managing the narrative: Investor relations officers and corporate disclosure✰. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 67(1), 58-79. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jacceco.2018.08.014.