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iconiconiconNameElizabeth PlummerImageElizabeth PlummerFirstnameElizabethLastnamePlummerOffice Phone(817) 257-5104
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Position:ProfessorDepartment:Accounting DepartmentOffice:Neeley 3207Role:FacultyEducation
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 1994
  • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin 1986
  • B.A., Rice University 1984
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Federal Taxation
  • Property Taxation
Work Experience
  • Price Waterhouse, San Francisco, International Tax Services, 1986-1988.
  • C.P.A., Texas (1988-current)
Courses Taught
  • Federal Income Taxation (MAc, MBA, undergraduate)
  • Taxation of Corporations & Flow-through Entities
  • Tax Research
  • Financial Accounting (undergraduate and MBA)
Key Publications
  • "The Effects of Healthcare Payment Systems on Skilled Nursing Facilities’ Cost Structure and Human Resource Strategies,” (with Bill Wempe). Journal of Management Accounting Research, forthcoming 2020.
  • "Health Insurers' Claims and Premiums under the ACA: Evidence on the Effects of Bright Line Regulations" (with Bill Wempe and Sandra Callaghan). Journal of Risk and Insurance, March 2020.
  • "The Affordable Care Act's Effects on Physician-Owned Hospital Formation, Expansion, and Operation" (with Bill Wempe). Health Affairs, August 2016.
  • "The Effect of Protest Format on Appeals Adjustments for Residential Properties." Journal of the American Taxation Association, Spring 2015.
  • "The Effects of Property Tax Protests on the Assessment Uniformity of Residential Properties.” Real Estate Economics, Winter 2014.
  • "Evidence on the Distributional Effects of a Land Value Tax on Residential Households." National Tax Journal, 2010.
  • "The Effects of Rate Limits on Property Tax Revenues and School Expenditures: Evidence from Texas," (with Robert Pavur). Journal of the American Taxation Association, Fall 2009.
  • "Budget Adjustments in Response to Spending Variances: Evidence of Ratcheting of Local Government Expenditures," (with Tanya Lee). Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2007.
  • "GASB 34's Governmental Financial Reporting Model: Evidence on its Information Relevance," (with Paul D. Hutchison and Terry K. Patton). The Accounting Review, January 2007.
  • "The Effects of State Funding on Property Tax Rates and School Construction." Economics of Education Review, October 2006.
  • "Evidence on the Incidence of Residential Property Taxes Across Households." National Tax Journal, December 2003.
  • "The Effect of Limited Liability on the Informativeness of Earnings: Evidence from the Stock and Bond Markets," (with Senyo Y. Tse). Contemporary Accounting Research, Fall 1999.
Awards / Recognition
  • Graduate Teaching Award - Elective, 2018
  • Maryrose Short Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Award - Core, 2013
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • Editorial Board, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation (2004-2015)
  • Referee-of-the-Year, National Tax Journal, 2005.
  • University of North Texas: Recognition in Honors Day Convocation, 2005, 2006, and 2007; Mortar Board Top Prof, 2004.
  • University of Georgia: Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1995 and 1997.
  • Best Paper Award, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition, 1995.
  • Fellowship in Land Value Taxation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2008 and 2010.
  • KPMG Faculty Fellow in Taxation, University of North Texas, 2003-2007.
  • Arthur Andersen Junior Faculty Teaching and Research Fellowship, 1999-2000.
  • Price Waterhouse Foundation Tax Research Fellow, 1996-1997.