Haihao Ross Lu

Assistant Professor, Financial Accounting

Location: HH 3124

Contact: haihao@uwaterloo.ca

Education and certifications

Ross Lu
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • MFin, University of Toronto
  • MBA, Wake Forest University
  • BA, Xiamen University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Selected Publications

  • “Economic Consequences of Corporate Governance Disclosure: Evidence from the 2006 SEC Regulation on Related Party Transactions.” with Ole-Kristian Hope,  The Accounting Review 2020, 95:263-290
  •  “Director Compensation and Related Party Transactions”, with Ole-Kristian Hope  and Sasan Saiy, Review of Accounting Studies, 2019, 24:13921426
  •  “Managerial Ability and Bank Loan Pricing”, with Gus DeFranco  and Ole-Kristian Hope, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 2017, 44:1315–1337


  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant $55,353 (Solo Investigator)
  • CPA Canada–CAAA: Financial Accounting, Assurance & Tax Research Grant $5,900 (Co-investigator)