Yang, George Yong(楊勇)

BA, MA (Peking U); PhD (Northwestern); CICPA

Director, School of Accountancy
Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Business Administration


School of Accountancy

Room 1053, 10/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7255



Prof. George Yong Yang is a Professor of School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He obtained his BA and MA degrees from Peking University and PhD degree from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) of China (CICPA).

Prof. Yang has published research articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, Management Science, and Review of Accounting Studies and has been on the editorial board of The Accounting Review since 2016. Prof. Yang has broad research interests related to various accounting and finance issues driven by agents’ economic incentives. He is particularly interested in topics on corporate governance, information disclosure, financial analysts, and insider trading.

Teaching Areas

Managerial Accounting
Corporate Governance
Management Control Systems

Research Interests

Information Disclosure
Financial Analysts
Corporate Social Responsibility
Insider Trading
Corporate Governance

  • Grants
    • “Retail investors’ information demand and activism”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$549,677, 2020-2022
    • “Monitors or Predators: Institutional Investors Allocating Commission Fees to Analysts Brokerage Houses”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2012
    • “The Rewards to Meeting or Beating Analyst Earnings Forecasts (MBE): Revisited (達到分析師預測的報酬)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2007-2009
    • “Does Sarbanes-Oxley Act Make US Capital Market Less Attractive to Foreign Firms? – Evidence from Voluntary Delistings Sarbanes-Oxley (Oxley法案讓美國資本市場吸引力降低了嗎﹖—來自自願下市的實証分析)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2009
  • Awards & Honours
    • Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association, 2022
    • Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Business Administration, CUHK, 2020-2028
    • Outstanding Research Impact Award 2022-23, CUHK.