Cao, Ying(曹穎)

BA (Renmin); MASc (Illinois); PhD (Texas A&M); CICPA

Associate Professor


School of Accountancy

Room 1012, 10/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7645


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

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