Biography

Prof. Ying Cao is an Associate Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Renmin University of China (1996), master’s degree in accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2001), and doctoral degree in accounting from Texas A&M (2007). She has published papers in Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies. Prof. Cao currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Accounting Horizons and the International Journal of Accounting. Her research interests include corporate disclosure and financial reporting quality, managerial incentives and executive compensation, financial analysts, etc. Prof. Cao has taught financial accounting, auditing, and corporate governance to undergraduate and master students. She was a certified public accountant of China and worked at Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu LLP.

Teaching Areas

Auditing
Corporate Governance
Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Corporate Disclosure and Financial Reporting Quality
Managerial incentives and Executive Compensation
Media and Financial Analysts

  • Grants
    • Competitive Earmarked Research Grant of Hong Kong Government, 2009-2010 (Primary Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Paper Award, 5th Biennial Conference of the World Accounting Frontiers Series, 2015
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Serve on the editorial board of the Accounting Horizons, 2015-Present
    • Ad hoc reviewer for Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing, Corporate Governance An international Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and Finance, Accounting Horizons, China Accounting and Finance Review, CERG Funding Program of the HK Government, etc.

    Previous Employment

    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Beijing, China

Gu, Zhaoyang

Biography

Dr. Zhaoyang Gu is Professor of Accountancy, Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Business Administration, and Director of School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Previously he was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and an Associate Professor and Honeywell Professor in Accounting at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, where he was also the Accounting PhD Coordinator. Dr. Gu has published a number of papers in the top accounting journals and has taught financial and management accounting at the undergraduate, MBA, EMBA and PhD levels. Dr. Gu finished his BA in English from Tsinghua University (1988) and MA in International Management from Renmin University of China (1991), before he went to the US to obtain his MA in Economics and PhD in Accounting from Tulane University (1999). He is a CPA (non-practicing) in the US.

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

Research Interests

Capital Markets Research in Accounting

Han, Dongjoon

Biography

Prof. Dongjoon Han joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2016 upon receiving his PhD in accounting from the Columbia Business School, Columbia University. His research interests mainly cover debt contracting, corporate governance, and earnings management. Specifically, Prof. Han conducts research on executive compensation practices including the design of compensation contracts and the effect of compensation incentives on earnings management. Also, his research studies the impact of regulations and accounting standards on debt markets.

Teaching Area

Cost and Management Accounting

Research Interests

Debt Contracting
Corporate Governance
Earnings Management
Incentives and Contracting

Harvey, Patrick

Biography

Dr. Patrick Harvey earned his PhD at the University of Southern California, and his first position upon graduation was at the University of Hong Kong. After several years he accepted a position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he was active in establishing outside programmes and participating in executive education and cross disciplinary activities. He returned to the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Dean for a one year period, and joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2010. Recognition of teaching excellence was made at all institutions that Dr. Harvey has taught at; the most recently received was the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at CUHK for academic year 2012-13.

Dr. Harvey is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the United States. Besides four years of experience with “Big 4” accounting firms, Dr. Harvey was a marketing executive with IBM for three years. His publications and research interests relate to largely undocumented economic events such as fraud, tax evasion, smuggling, and counterfeit goods. Dr. Harvey occasionally lectures at the National Accounting Institute in Beijing, and has participated and presented in academic conferences in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Xiamen as well.

His executive education experience is extensive and involves numerous regional and multinational corporations. Executive education programmes have successfully been conducted for periods as short as one day, however, the general accounting module is usually three to four days and on one occasion was ten working days. The programme length and content are determined by the objectives and requirements of the various sponsors.

Dr. Harvey has served as a member of the Inland Revenue Board of Review, was a vice president of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and in prior years was the author of the auditing portion of the Hong Kong CPA examination.

Teaching Areas

Auditing
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

Research Interests

Fraud
Tax
Pedagogy

Wang, Joyce Linghua

Teaching Areas

Management Accounting
China Taxation

Research Interests

Performance Measures
Performance Evaluation
Incentives

Young, Danqing

Biography

Dr. Danqing Young is a Professor at School of Accountancy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She has published her research in top journals in the field including Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Dr. Young has taught courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and international accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In the past, she has served as the President of Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association and the Vice President of International Association for Accounting Education & Research. She has also served as the Director of School of Accountancy, CUHK. Currently, she is serving as the Director of Executive Master of Professional Accountancy Programme. Dr. Young received her PhD in Accounting and Master’s of Social Science in Economics from University of Connecticut, and Master of Social Science in Organizational Behavior and Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Fudan University in China.

Teaching Areas

Comparative Financial Reporting
Financial Reporting
Managerial Accounting

Research Interests

Economic effects of regulations such as IFRS adoption and impact of institution and corporate governance on financial reporting

Zhuang, Zili

Biography

Prof. Zili Zhuang is an Associate Professor of Accounting at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Zhuang received his bachelor’s degree in international economics from Renmin University of China. He then studied at Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University where he received MSc and PhD degrees in economics. He joined Fannie Mae in Washington DC as an economist working on credit pricing and analysis after receiving the PhD degree. He obtained post-doctoral graduate training in accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before starting his academic career at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Zhuang has broad research interests including capital markets, corporate governance, international accounting, and corporate finance. He has published in top academic journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He has taught financial and managerial accounting, corporate financial reporting, and management control systems at both the undergraduate and the master’s levels.

Teaching Areas

Corporate Financial Reporting
Management Control Systems
Strategic Management Accounting

Research Interests

Capital Markets
International Accounting
Corporate Governance

  • Grants
    • “CEO Preference, Expertise, and Corporate Risk Management (CEO偏好,專業背景,和公司風險管理)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2016
    • “Analyst Coverage Initiation and Firm Visibility (財務分析師與公司能見度)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2007-2009

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Applied Accounting
Corporate Governance
Business Ethics

Research Interests

Investment
Retirement Planning
Insurance
Tourism Economics

Li, Karen K. W.

Biography

Ms. Karen Li is a Lecturer in School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prior to that, she worked in both public and private accounting in both the United States and Hong Kong SAR. Ms. Li is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She obtained her BSSc in Finance and MBA from San Francisco State University. Her teaching interests include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing and Hong Kong Taxation. Karen has served as Advisor and Case Competition Reviewer of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Teaching Areas

Taxation
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting

Research Interest

Taxation