Faculty & Staff Directory

Elizabeth Plummer

Accounting Department


  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • MPA, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Rice University

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Federal Taxation
  • Property Taxation
  • Health Care Policy

Selected Publications

  • "Evidence on the effects of the Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate on nursing home staffing levels" (with Bill Wempe). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2023. 
  • "Nursing home COVID relief under QIP's performance-based formula: Does performance actually matter, and should it?" (with Bill Wempe). Medical Care Research & Review, 2022. 
  • "Trends of prescription drug manufacturer rebates in commercial health insurance plans, 2015-2019" (with Socal, Ballreich, Anderson, & Bai). JAMA Health Forum, 2022.
  • "Do insurers manage their medical loss ratios? At what cost?" (with Bill Wempe). Journal of Insurance Regulation, 2021. (Winner of 2021 Kimball Award for best paper.)
  • "The Effects of Healthcare Payment Systems on Skilled Nursing Facilities’ Cost Structure and Human Resource Strategies,” (with Bill Wempe). Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2021.

Honors and Awards

  • Clark Society Endowed Faculty Award, 2022-2023
  • 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.