HKUST Business School
Associate Professor

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • BS Peking Univeristy, Beijing, China


  • Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017 - present
  • Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009 - 2017


  • "Imperfect Accounting and Reporting Bias,” Journal of Accounting Research, forthcoming. (with Vivian Fang and Wenyu Wang).
  • "Analyst Information Discovery and Interpretation Roles: A Topic Modeling Approach,” Management Science, forthcoming. (with Reuven Lehavy, Amy Zang, and Rong Zheng).
  • "Short Selling and Earnings Management: A Controlled Experiment." Journal of _Finance, _June 2016, Vol. 71, Iss. 3, pp. 1251-1293. (with Vivian Fang and Jon Karpoff).
  • "Evidence on the Information Content of Text in Analyst Reports" The _Accounting Review,_November 2014, Vol. 89, No. 6, pp. 2151-2180. (with Amy Zang and Rong Zheng).
  • "CEO Reputation and Earnings Quality." Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring 2008, Vol. 25, Iss. 1, pp. 109-147. (with Jennifer Francis, Shivaram Rajgopal and Amy Zang).


  • "Federal Judge Ideology: A New Measure of Ex-Ante Litigation Risk,” with Kai Wai Hui and Reeyarn Li.
    Best Paper Award (First Place) at the 2016 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting
  • "Family-owned Banks and Fair Value Reporting Quality,” with Tai-Yuan Chen and Yi Zhou


  • HKUST Best Ten Lecturers, 2011, 2012
  • The Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2011
  • The Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, Finalist, 2009, 2010, 2015
  • Duke University Doctoral Fellowship, 2002 - 2007
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2006


  • Member of American Accounting Association
  • Member of American Finance Association

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