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Yijiang Zhao Assoc Professor Department of Accounting

Contact
Send email to Yijiang Zhao
(202) 885-1941 (Office)
KSB - Accounting
Kogod - 214
1:00 - 3:00pm MTH
Degrees
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., Accounting, Xiamen University, China; B.A., International Accounting, Xiamen University, China

Bio
Yijiang Zhao is currently associate professor of accounting at the Kogod School of Business, American University. He has taught introductory financial and managerial accounting courses to both undergraduate and MBA students. His research interests include corporate governance and financial reporting. His papers have appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, and several top Chinese academic journals. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,
Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

Fall 2022

  • ACCT-241 Principles of Managerial Acct

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Parthiban David, Augustine Duru, Gerald Lobo, Johan Maharjan, and Yijiang Zhao, 2021. “Threat of Exit by Non-blockholders and Income Smoothing: Evidence from Foreign Institutional Investors in Japan,” Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.

Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, Liuling Liu, Qiang Wu, and Yijiang Zhao, 2021. “Financial Analysts’ Career Concerns and the Cost of Private Debt,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 67.

Augustine Duru, Iftekhar Hasan, Liang Song and Yijiang Zhao, 2020. “Bank Accounting Regulations, Enforcement Mechanisms, and Value Relevance of Financial Statements,” Accounting and Business Research, 50, 269 – 304.

Murali Chari, Parthiban David, Augustine Duru, and Yijiang Zhao, 2019. “Bowman’s Risk-Return Paradox: An Agency Theory Perspective,” Journal of Business Research, 95, 357 – 375.

Shijun Cheng, Robert Felix, and Yijiang Zhao, 2019. “Board Interlock Networks and Informed Short Sales,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 98, 198 – 211.

Shijun Cheng, Augustine Duru, and Yijiang Zhao, 2017. “Antitakeover Legislation and Accounting Conservatism: New Evidence,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 36, 119 – 140.

Arthur Allen, Bill Francis, Qiang Wu, and Yijiang Zhao, 2016. “Analyst Coverage and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness: Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” Journal of Banking and Finance 73: 84 – 98.

Augustine Duru, Dechun Wang, and Yijiang Zhao, 2013. "Staggered Boards, Corporate Opacity and Firm Value," Journal of Banking and Finance 37 (2): 341-360. 

Yijiang Zhao, Arthur Allen, and Iftekhar Hasan, 2013. "State Antitakeover Laws and Voluntary Disclosure," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 48 (2): 637 – 668.

Yijiang Zhao, Kung H. Chen, Yinqi Zhang, and Michael Davis, 2012. “Takeover Protection and Managerial Myopia: Evidence from Real Earnings Management,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 31(1): 109-135. 

Yijiang Zhao and Kung H. Chen, 2009. “Earnings Quality Effect of State Antitakeover Statutes,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 28 (2): 92–117.

Yijiang Zhao, Michael Davis, and Kevin Berry, 2009. “Disclosure Channel and Cost of Capital: Evidence from Open vs. Closed Conference Calls,” Review of Accounting and Finance 8 (3): 253–278.

Yijiang Zhao and Kung H. Chen, 2008. “The Influence of Takeover Protection on Earnings Quality,” Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 35 (3-4): 347–375.

Yijiang Zhao and Kung H. Chen, 2008. “Staggered Boards and Earnings Management,” The Accounting Review 83 (5): 1347-1381.