"Bridging Relational Networks and Markets: Corporate Governance, Accounting Information and Relational Contracts"

“Politics and Idiosyncrasy of Information: Evidence from Financial Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts in a Relationship-based Economy” with Forester Wong and Tianyu Zhang. 

 

“Visible and Invisible Barriers: Evidence from Foreign Joint Venture and Domestic Brokerage Analysts in China” with Forester Wong and Tianyu Zhang. 

 

“Does Chinese Social Media Moderate the Information Bias in China? Evidence from the Tone of Social and Traditional Media?” with Eric Wang and Tianyu Zhang. 

 

“Competence vs. Independence: Auditor Locality Specialization in a Relational Economy” with Mark DeFond, Zengquan Li and Kaiwen Wu. 

 

“Transparency in Autocracy:  China’s ‘Missing Cases’ in Judicial Opinion Disclosure” with Zhuang Liu, Yang Yi and Tianyu Zhang

 

“Firm News and Market Views: The Informational Roles of Official and Non-Official Newspapers in China” with Joseph Piotroski, Shubo Zhang and Tianyu Zhang. 

 

“Political Networks and Stock Price Co-movement: Evidence from network-connected firms in China” with Joseph Piotroski and Tianyu Zhang. 

Working papers

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working papers

Published papers

"Network-induced Agency Conflicts in Delegated Portfolio Management" with Xinzi Gao, Lijun Xia and Gwen Yu. The Accounting Review, forthcoming. 

"Information Dissemination through Embedded Financial Analysts: Evidence from China" with Zengquan Li and Gwen Yu. The Accounting Review, forthcoming. 

"Political Bias of Corporate News: the Role of Conglomeration Reform in China" with Joseph Piotroski and Tianyu Zhang. Journal of Law and Economics, 60 (2017): 173-207. 

“Institutions, Governance and Accountability: a Review of Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China.” Foundations and Trends in Accounting, 9 (4) (2016): 259-326.

 

“Political Incentives to Suppress Negative Information: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms” with Joseph Piotroski and Tianyu Zhang. Journal of Accounting Research, 53 (2) (2015): 405-459.

 

“The Value of Political Ties versus Market Credibility: Evidence from Corporate Scandals in China” with Mingyi Hung and Fang Zhang. Contemporary Accounting Research, 32 (4) (2015): 1641-1675.

 

“Institutions and Organizational Structure: The Case of State-Owned Corporate Pyramids” with Joseph P.H. Fan and Tianyu Zhang. The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 29 (6) (2013): 1217-1252.

 

“Institutions and Information Environment of Chinese Listed Firms” with Joseph Piotroski. In Joseph P.H. Fan and Randall Morck (Eds): Capitalizing China, The University of Chicago Press, (2012): 201-242.

 

“Political Considerations in the Decision of Chinese SOEs to List in Hong Kong” with Mingyi Hung and Tianyu Zhang. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 53 (1-2) (2012): 435-449.

 

“Challenges for Implementation of Fair Value Accounting in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China” with Xianjie He and Danqing Young. Contemporary Accounting Research, 29 (2) (2012): 538-562.

 

“Founder Succession and Accounting Properties” with Joseph P.H. Fan and Tianyu Zhang. Contemporary Accounting Research, 29 (1) (2012): 283-311.

 

“Propping through Related Party Transactions” with Ming Jian. Review of Accounting Studies, 15 (1) (2010): 70-105.

 

“State Ownership, the Institutional Environment, and Auditor Choice: Evidence from China” with Qian Wang and Lijun Xia. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 46 (1) (2008): 112-134.

 

“Politically Connected CEOs, Corporate Governance, and Post-IPO Performance of China’s Newly Partially Privatized Firms” with Joseph P.H. Fan and Tianyu Zhang.  Journal of Financial Economics, 84 (2) (May 2007): 330-357.

 

“Auditors’ Governance Functions and Legal Environments: An International Investigation” with Jong-Hag Choi. Contemporary Accounting Research, 24 (1) (Spring 2007): 13-46.

 

“Do External Auditors Perform a Corporate Governance Role in Emerging Markets? Evidence from East Asia” with Joseph P.H. Fan. Journal of Accounting Research, 43 (1) (March 2005): 35-72.

 

“Corporate Ownership Structure and the Informativeness of Accounting Earnings in East Asia” with Joseph P.H. Fan. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 33 (3) (August 2002): 401-425. Best Paper Award at the 2000 APFA Conference.

 

“Financial Packaging of IPO Firms in China” with Joseph Aharony and Jevons Lee.  Journal of Accounting Research, 38 (1) (Spring 2000): 103-126. Best Paper Award for the 1998 National Taiwan University International Conference on Finance.

 

“The Impact of Improved Auditor Independence on Audit Market Concentration in China” with Mark DeFond and Shuhua Li. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 28 (3) (December 1999): 269-305.

 

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