Research Interests

Financial Reporting and Disclosure

International Accounting

Corporate Governance

Debt Contracting

Corporate Social Responsibility


"Active Owership " (with Elroy Dimson and Oguzhan Karakas)
Conditionally Accepted at Review of Financial Studies
Winner of 2012 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing [Link];Recipient of 2009 French SIR Research Grant and 2008 INQUIRE Europe Research Grant
Major media citations: Financial Times; Wall Street Journal; Pensions & Investments; Professional Pensions; Financial News; Interview with Motley Fool


"The Impacts of Product Market Competition on the Quantity and Quality of Voluntary Disclosures", September 2010, Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 15, Iss. 3, pp. 663-711.  
Winner of Best Paper Award at the 2009 Review of Accounting Studies Conference and the 2008 Transatlantic Doctoral Conference


"Ownership Structure and Corporate Diversification" (with Yi Zhang), 2006, Business and Politics, Vol. 8, Article 4: Iss. 1, Article 4.

Working Papers

"Mandatory IFRS Adoption, Fair Value Accounting and Accounting Information in Debt Contracts" (with Ray Ball and Lakshmanan Shivakumar), Revise and resubmit at Journal of Accounting Research


"Mandatory Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Mandatory IFRS Adoption" (with Holly Yang), Revise and resubmit at The Accounting Review

Featured at Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation [Link]


"Corporate Governance and Restrictions in Debt Contracts" (with Irem Tuna and Florin Vasvari)


"Mandatory Disclosure Reform, Monitoring and Executive Compensation"(with Steve Balsam and Elizabeth Gordon)


"The Effects of Management Earnings Forecast Mandates: Evidence from China" (with Xiaobei Huang, Senyo Tse, and Jennifer Wu Tucker)


"Accounting Conservatism and the Cost of Capital: International Analysis"

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About Me

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Contact Details


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