Publications

1. “Aggregate earnings surprises, monetary policy, and stock returns” (with Lindsey Gallo and Rebecca Hann), Journal of Accounting & Economics, 62 (1): 103-120, 2016.

2. “Regulations and brain drain: Evidence from the career choices of Wall Street star analysts” (with Yuyan Guan, Hai Lu, and Franco Wong), Management Science, 65 (12): 5449-5956, 2019.

3. “Gender and beauty in the financial analyst profession: evidence from the United States and China” (with An-Ping Lin, Hai Lu, and Kevin Veenstra), Review of Accounting Studies, 25: 1230–1262, 2020.

Featured in Institutional Investor magazine: “Gender and beauty biases exist in our society regardless of how competitive an industry is, and stereotypes and bias may be rooted deeply in the culture and legal environment.” See our study on the all-star analyst's vote and the article featuring the findings at the Institutional Investor magazine in October 2019.

4. “Happy Analysts” (with Ole-Kristian Hope, An-Ping Lin, and MaryJane Rabier), Accounting, Organizations and Society, 90: 1-21, 2021.

2018 Asian Accounting Associations Conference Best Paper Award

5. “Another look at the macroeconomic information content of aggregate earnings” (with Rebecca Hann and Maria Ogneva), The Accounting Review, 96 (2): 365-390, 2021.


Working Paper

1. "Is Silence Golden Sometimes? Management Guidance Withdrawals During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (with Ole-Kristian Hope, Mark Ma, and Xijiang Su), 2021, Review of Accounting Studies, 

Conditionally Accepted.

2. “Analyzing the Analysts: The Effect of Technical and Social Skills on Analyst Careers” (with An-Ping Lin, and Hai Lu), 2020, Working Paper.​ R&R

3.  “Corporate Financing Activities and Business Cycle Fluctuations” (with Rebecca Hann, Hanna Lee, and Laurel Mazur), 2020, Working Paper. R&R

4. "Does the All-Star Award Affect Analysts’ Performance? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design and the Field" (with Hai Lu, and Shaokun Li), 2020, Working Paper. R&R

​5. "The Effect of Foreign Ownership on Governance and Voluntary Disclosure in the Largest Destination of International Investment" (with Ole-Kristian Hope, and Mark Ma), 2021, Working Paper.

6. “The hidden face of the media: How financial journalists produce information? Evidence from Textual Analysis”, 2021, Working Paper.




 

Conferences Presented or Attended

2021: The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, FARS Midyear Virtual Meeting; The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 2021 Online Summer Accounting Conference

2020: Review of Accounting Studies Conference

2019: Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting (CFEA), New York, NY

2018: Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), Singapore; China International Conference in Finance (CICF), Tianjin, China; The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

2017: NTU-SMU-NUS Accounting Research Conference, Singapore; EAA Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain; Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), Singapore; China International Conference in Finance (CICF), Hang Zhou, China; MIT Asia, Hang Zhou, China; SMU-NCCU Conference, Taipei, Taiwan; PCAOB-JAR conference, Washington D.C.; Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting (CFEA), Philadelphia, PA

2016: SMU-NTU-NUS Accounting Research Conference, Singapore; Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), Singapore; The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY; Temple Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA; SMU-UTS-UNSW Conference, Sydney, Australia; Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp, Miami, FL; SMU Symposium, Singapore 

2015: FARS Midyear Meeting, Nashville, TN; SMU-Four Korean Schools Conference, Seoul, Korea; SMU Symposium, Singapore

2014: DC Area Accounting Symposium, Washington D.C.; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference, College Park, MD; The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA; AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, Westlake, TX; Accounting Ph.D. Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp, Miami, FL

2013: DC Area Accounting Symposium, Fairfax, VA; AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium and FARS Midyear Meeting, San Diego, CA; The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

2012: The American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
2011: DC Area Accounting Symposium, Washington D.C.

2010: Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting (CFEA), College Park, MD