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 (date unknown). A Re-examination of the Effect of Voluntary Disclosure and Earnings Quality on the Cost of Capital. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Accepted, .
  • Christine Botosan, C. Botosan, H. Wen (date unknown). The Relation between Expected Returns, Realized Returns, and Firm Risk Characteristics. Contemporary Accounting Research. Vol. 28:4, 1085-1122. Accepted, .
  • Christine Botosan (date unknown). Are Information Attributes Priced?. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. Vol. 40, 1045-1067. Accepted, .
  • Marlene Plumlee (date unknown). Voluntary Environmental Disclosure Quality and Firm Value: Further Evidence. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Vol. 34, 336-361. Accepted, .
  • A. Jackson (date unknown). Decomposing the market, industry, and firm components of profitability: implications for forecasts of profitability. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 23, 1071-1095. Accepted, .
  • Marlene Plumlee (date unknown). Bank loan spread and private information: pending approval patents. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 20, 593-638. Accepted, .
  • Christine Botosan, Christine Botosan and Yuan Xie (date unknown). The Role of Information Precision in Determining Expected Risk Premium. Review of Accounting Studies. Vol. 9, 233-259. Accepted, .
  • Adam Esplin, Adam Esplin, Max Hewitt, Teri Yohn (date unknown). Disaggregating Operating and Financial Activities: Implications for Forecasts of Profitability. Review of Accounting Studies. Accepted, .
  • Marlene Plumlee, Teri Lombardi Yohn (date unknown). An Analysis of Underlying Causes Attributed to Restatements. Accounting Horizons. Vol. 24:1, 41-64. Accepted, .
  • Christine Botosan, Christine Botosan (date unknown). A Re-examination of Disclosure Level and Expected Cost of Equity Capital. Journal of Accounting Research. Vol. 40, 21-40. Accepted, .
  • Christine Botosan, Christine Botosan (date unknown). Assessing Alternative Proxies for the Expected Risk Premium. The Accounting Review. Vol. 80, 21-53. Accepted, .
  • Marlene Plumlee (date unknown). The Effect of Information Complexity on Analysts' Use of that Information. The Accounting Review. Vol. 78:1, 275-296. Accepted, .