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Robert Freeman

Professor Emeritus

Department:     Accounting

Additional Titles:     Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Centennial Professor in Accounting

Research Areas:     Capital Markets, Financial Reporting

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Freeman, Robert N., Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Centennial Professor in Accounting.

Robert Freeman received his B.S. from the University of
Tennessee, his M.A.S. from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests focus on financial accounting.


Robert N. Freeman, Adam Koch, and Haidon Li. 2011. Can Historical Returns - Earnings Relations Predict Price Responses to Earnings News? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 37(1), 35-62.


Dennis J. Chambers, Robert N. Freeman, and Adam S. Koch. 2005. The Effect of Risk on Price Responses to Unexpected Earnings. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 20, 461-482.


Benjamin C. Ayers and Robert N. Freeman. 2003. Evidence that Analyst Following and Institutional Ownership Accelerate the Pricing of Future Earnings. Review of Accounting Studies 8, 47-67.


Benjamin C. Ayers and Robert N. Freeman. 2000. Why Do Large Firms' Prices Anticipate Earnings Earlier than Small Firms' Prices? Contemporary Accounting Research 17, 191-212.


Robert N. Freeman. 1999. Discussion of 'Analysts' Interpretation and Investors' Valuation of Tax Carryforwards'. Contemporary Accounting Research 16, 35-38.


Benjamin C. Ayers and Robert N. Freeman. 1997. Market Assessment of Industry and Firm Earnings Information. Journal of Accounting and Economics 24, 205-218.


Robert N. Freeman. 1994. Empirical Research in Accounting: Market Value, Book Value, and Earnings, in Asset Valuation Handbook, 2nd ed., New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 178-187.


Robert N. Freeman and Senyo Y. Tse. 1992. A Nonlinear Model of Security Price Responses to Unexpected Earnings. Journal of Accounting Research 30, 185-209.


Robert N. Freeman and Senyo Y. Tse. 1992. An Earnings Prediction Approach to Examining Intercompany Information Transfers. Journal of Accounting and Economics 15, 509-523.


Robert N. Freeman and Senyo Y. Tse. 1989. The Multi-Period Information Content of Earnings Announcements: Confirmations and Contradictions of Previous Earnings Reports. Journal of Accounting Research 27, 49-79.


Rowland Atiase, Linda Bamber, and Robert N. Freeman. 1988. Accounting Disclosures Based on Company Size: Regulations and Capital Markets Evidence. Accounting Horizons, 18-26.


Robert N. Freeman. 1987. The Association Between Accounting Earnings and Security Returns for Large and Small Firms. Journal of Accounting and Economics 9, 195-228.


Robert N. Freeman. 1986. Discussion of the Information Contained in the Components of Earnings. Journal of Accounting Research 24, 65-68.


Robert N. Freeman. 1983. Alternative Measures of Profit Margin: An Empirical Study of the Potential Information Content of Current Cost Accounting. Journal of Accounting Research 21, 42-64.


Robert N. Freeman and Paul A. Griffin. 1983-1984. Effects of Future Price Changes Key to Inflation-Adjusted Data. Journal of Business Forecasting 2, 19-21.


Robert N. Freeman, James A. Ohlson, and Stephen H. Penman. 1982. Book Rate-of-Return and Prediction of Earnings Changes: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Accounting Research 20, 639-65.


Robert N. Freeman. 1981. The Disclosure of Replacement Cost Accounting Data and its Effect on Transaction Volumes: A Comment. Accounting Review 56, 177-180.


Robert N. Freeman and D. Paul Newman. 1980. Toward a Descriptive Theory of Financial Accounting Policies, in Proceedings of the Southwestern Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association,

Robert N. Freeman. 1978. On the Association Between Net Monetary Position and Equity Security Prices. Journal of Accounting Research 16, 111-145.