Zhang, Tianyu(張田余)

BA (Nankai); MA (SUFE); PhD (HKUST)



School of Accountancy

Room 1010, 10/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7841



Prof. Zhang Tianyu is a Professor of School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He got his BA from Nankai University, MA from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Before joining CUHK, Prof. Zhang worked for City University of Hong Kong from 2005-2010. Prof. Zhang has published research articles in finance, accounting and economics journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Law, Economics and Organisation. His research was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Business Wire, and Caixin. Prof. Zhang sits on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, China Journal of Accounting Research, and China Journal of Accounting Studies.

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting
Corporate Governance

Research Interests

Institutions in China Capital Market
Corporate Governance

  • Grants
    • “Is the labour cost stickier in firms with more knowledgeable employees?”, awarded by CERG with HK$398,252, 2012 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Debt enforcement, political connection, and real and financial resources allocation”, awarded by CERG with HK$220,000, 2010 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Political Incentives to Suppress Negative Financial Information: Evidence from State-controlled Chinese Firms”, awarded by CERG with HK$400,000, 2008 (Co-investigator)
    • “Causes and consequences of cross-listing: Evidence from China”, awarded by CERG with HK$390,000, 2007 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Founder Succession and Accounting Properties”, awarded by CERG with HK$400,000, 2007 (Co-investigator)
    • “Corrupted Lending”, awarded by City University of Hong Kong with HK$100,000, 2005 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Political connection of financial intermediaries: evidence from China IPO market”, awarded by CERG with HK$400,000 (Co-investigator)