Laura Wellman

Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor

378 Business Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Accounting

University Park, PA 16802-3306

United States

Penn State University

University Park, PA 16802-3306

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

10

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Scholarly Papers (10)

1.

The Effect of Economic Policy Uncertainty on Investor Information Asymmetry and Management Disclosures

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), 2019, 67(1), 36-57
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 22 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2019
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of UtahDartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and Pennsylvania State University
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Corporate Disclosure; Economic Policy Uncertainty; Information Asymmetry

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The Benefits of a Relational Approach to Corporate Political Activity: Evidence from Political Contributions to Tax Policymakers

Brown, J. L., Drake, K., & Wellman, L. (2014). The benefits of a relational approach to corporate political activity: Evidence from political contributions to tax policymakers. The Journal of the American Taxation Association, 37(1), 69-102.
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2015
Arizona State University (ASU) - W.P. Carey School of Business, University of Arizona - Department of Accounting and Pennsylvania State University
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A New Take on Voice: The Influence of BlackRock’s 'Dear CEO' Letters

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
University of Colorado at BoulderUniversity of Missouri at Columbia - School of Accountancy, University of Georgia - J.M. Tull School of Accounting and Pennsylvania State University
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Institutional Ownership, Shareholder Engagement, Shareholder Voice, Disclosure, ESG, Lobbying

4.

Political Activism and Market Power

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 20-60
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2021
Elia Ferracuti, Roni Michaely and Laura Wellman
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, The University of Hong Kong and Pennsylvania State University
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Market Power, Political Activism, Policy Uncertainty, Competition, Profitability, Profit Margins, Market Share, Capital Investment

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Political Information Flow and Management Guidance

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2021
University of Oregon, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Accounting, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Pennsylvania State University
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Political connections; Information flow; Management forecasts; Corporate disclosure

6.

Tax Policy Uncertainty and Stock Return Volatility

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2021
Arizona State University (ASU) - W.P. Carey School of Business, Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration, Western Washington University and Pennsylvania State University
Downloads 181 (212,061)
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tax policy uncertainty, economic policy uncertainty, return volatility

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Hedging on the Hill: Does Political Hedging Reduce Firm Risk?

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Jan 2021
University of Oregon, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business, Emory University - Goizueta Business School and Pennsylvania State University
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Political connections; Hedging; Stock return volatility; Earnings volatility; Firm risk; Risk management

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Profiting from Connections: Do Politicians Receive Stock Tips from Brokerage Houses?

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Andrew Stephan, Beverly R. Walther and Laura Wellman
University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Pennsylvania State University
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Congressional trading; Political connections; Information exchange; Security analysts

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Mitigating Political Uncertainty

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016
Laura Wellman
Pennsylvania State University

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corporate investment; political uncertainty; political connections; political information

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

Accounting Review, Vol. 92, Issue No. 3, 2017
Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 31 May 2017
University of Oregon, University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Business Administration, Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management and Pennsylvania State University

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Security analysts; Stock recommendations; Political connections; Information flow