Zhuang, Zili(莊自力)

BA (Renmin); MA (Penn); MSc, PhD (Carnegie Mellon)

Associate Professor
Director, Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Programme


School of Accountancy

Room 1006, 10/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7776



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