Marlene  Plumlee
  • David Eccles Faculty Fellow, Accounting Department, School of Accounting
  • Professor, Accounting Department

Research Statement

My current research interests include accounting disclosure, particularly environmental disclosures, and stock market efficiency as well as the effect of information attributes on how information is incorporated in valuation and forecasts, with particular emphasis on the cost of equity capital. In addition, I have begun to work in areas related to International Financial Reporting Standards and the potential impact on users and preparers in the US and around the world.


  • J. He, M. Plumlee, and H. Wen (2018). A Re-examination of the Effect of Voluntary Disclosure and Earnings Quality on the Cost of Capital. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 12/23/2018.
  • A. Jackson & M. Plumlee, B. Rountree (2018). Decomposing the market, industry, and firm components of profitability: implications for forecasts of profitability. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 23, 1071-1095. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 06/06/2018.
  • Marlene Plumlee, Darrell Brown, Rachel Hayes & Scott Marshal (2015). Voluntary Environmental Disclosure Quality and Firm Value: Further Evidence. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Vol. 34, 336-361. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 07/2015.
  • Marlene Plumlee, Yuan Xie, Meng Yan & Jeff Yu (2015). Bank loan spread and private information: pending approval patents. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 20, 593-638. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 06/2015.
  • Adam Esplin, Max Hewit, Marlene Plumlee & Teri Yohn (2014). Disaggregating Operating and Financial Activities: Implications for Forecasts of Profitability. Review of Accounting Studies. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 03/15/2014.
  • Christine Botosan & Marlene Plumlee (2013). Are Information Attributes Priced?. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Vol. 40, 1045-1067. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 11/2013.
  • Christine Botosan, Marlene Plumlee & He Wen (2011). The Relation between Expected Returns, Realized Returns, and Firm Risk Characteristics . Contemporary Accounting Research. Vol. 28:4, 1085-1122. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 12/2011.
  • Marlene Plumlee & Teri Lombardi Yohn (2010). An Analysis of Underlying Causes Attributed to Restatements. Accounting Horizons. Vol. 24:1, 41-64. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 03/2010.
  • Christine Botosan & Marlene Plumlee (2005). Assessing Alternative Proxies for the Expected Risk Premium. The Accounting Review. Vol. 80, 21-53. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 01/2005.
  • Christine Botosan, Marlene Plumlee & Yuan Xie (2004). The Role of Information Precision in Determining Expected Risk Premium. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 9, 233-259. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 06/2004.
  • Marlene Plumlee (2003). The Effect of Information Complexity on Analysts' Use of that Information. The Accounting Review. Vol. 78:1, 275-296. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 01/2003.
  • Christine Botosan & Marlene Plumlee (2002). A Re-examination of Disclosure Level and Expected Cost of Equity Capital. Journal of Accounting Research. Vol. 40, 21-40. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 03/2002.