The breadth of our research is extensive with faculty collectively examining a multitude of issues related to asset pricing, corporate finance, assurance, financial reporting, tax, information systems, management control systems, law, governance and ethics.

Faculty also utilize the full-range of research methods including theoretical modeling, simulations, archival analysis, field and lab experiments, surveys and interviews. As a consequence of the emphasis on diversity, our research is relevant to a broad audience including standard setters, regulators, accounting and finance professionals in practice, and policy makers.

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Chow, Travis, Sterling Huang, Kenneth Klassen, and Jeffery Ng. 2021.The Influence of Corporate Income Taxes on Investment Location: Evidence from Corporate Headquarters Relocations.

Management Science, forthcoming.

Cai, Jay, Tu Nguyen, and Ralph A. Walkling. 2021. Director Appointments - It is Who You Know.

The Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming.



Bauer, Andrew M., Xiaohua Fang, and Jeffery Pittman.2021. The Importance of IRS Enforcement to Stock Price Crash Risk: The Role of CEO Power and Incentives.

The Accounting Review 96, no. 4 (2021), n/a.

Du, Kai, and Xin Daniel Jiang. 2020. Connections between the Market Pricing of Accruals Quality and Accounting-Based Anomalies.

Contemporary Accounting Research Forthcoming.


Bauer, Tim D., Sean M. Hillison, Mark E. Peecher, and Bradley Pomeroy. 2020. Revising Audit Plans to Address Fraud Risk: A Case of ‘Do as I Advise, Not as I Do’?

Contemporary Accounting Research n/a, no. n/a (2020).

Hope, Ole-Kristian, and Haihao (Ross) Lu. 2020. Economic Consequences of Corporate Governance Disclosure: Evidence from the 2006 SEC Regulation on Related-Party Transactions.

The Accounting Review 95, no. 4 (July 1, 2020): 263–90.


Bauer, Tim D., Anthony C. Bucaro, and Cassandra Estep. 2020. The Unintended Consequences of Material Weakness Reporting on Auditors’ Acceptance of Aggressive Client Reporting.

The Accounting Review 95, no. 4 (2020): 51–72

Kelly, Khim, Ronit Dinovitzer, Hugh Gunz, and Sally P. Gunz. 2020. The Interaction of Perceived Subjectivity and Pay Transparency on Professional Judgment in a Profit Pool Setting: The Case of Large Law Firms.

The Accounting Review 95, no. 5 (September 1, 2020): 227–46.


Kelly, Khim, Deltcho Valtchanov, and Alan Webb. 2020. Behavioral Implications of Using an Online Slot Machine Game to Motivate Employees: A Cautionary Tale.

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 27, 2020, 101196.

Meng, Xiaojing, and Jie Joyce Tian. 2020. Board Expertise and Executive Incentives.

Management Science 66, no. 11 (January 24, 2020): 5448–64.



Huang, Alan Guoming, Hongping Tan, and Russ Wermers. 2020. Institutional Trading around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis.

The Review of Financial Studies 33, no. 10 (2020): 4627–4675.

Johnson, Joseph A., Jochen Theis, Adam Vitalis, and Donald Young. 2020. The Influence of Firms’ Emissions Management Strategy Disclosures on Investors’ Valuation Judgments.

Contemporary Accounting Research 37, no. 2 (2020): 642–664.