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Research Interests

Beverly Walther's research focuses on how accounting information is used by market participants. Her current research interests are in the area of sell-side security analysts, political connections, and managerial disclosures.

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 1996

Accounting, MBA, Vanderbilt University

… → 1990

Economics, BS, Vanderbilt University

… → 1990

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Research Output 1996 2017

  • 1832 Citations
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 2 Working paper
  • 1 Comment/debate
8 Citations (Scopus)

From K street to wall street: Political connections and stock recommendations

Christensen, D. M., Mikhail, M. B., Walther, B. & Wellman, L. A., May 1 2017, In : Accounting Review. 92, 3, p. 87-112 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Political connections
Stock recommendations
Omitted variables

From K Street to Wall Street: Political Connections and Stock Recommendations

Christensen, D. M., Mikhail, M. B., Walther, B. R. & Wellman, L., Jun 1 2016, Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Research output: Working paper


Information Diffusion As Reflected In Analyst Forecast Revisions

Schrand, C. M., Taylor, D. J., Walther, B. R. & Wang, C., Oct 2014, 49 p.

Research output: Working paper

Information diffusion
Analysts' forecast revisions
Earnings announcements
Earnings forecasts
22 Citations (Scopus)

Do investor expectations affect sell-side analysts' forecast bias and forecast accuracy?

Walther, B. & Willis, R. H., Jan 1 2013, In : Review of Accounting Studies. 18, 1, p. 207-227 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sell-side analysts
Analysts' forecasts
Forecast bias
526 Citations (Scopus)

The financial reporting environment: Review of the recent literature

Beyer, A., Cohen, D. A., Lys, T. & Walther, B., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of Accounting and Economics. 50, 2-3, p. 296-343 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Financial reporting
Information environment
Voluntary disclosure