Accounting and Taxation
Joined Fordham: 2006
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 619,
New York, NY 10023
Meng Yan's research interests center on information asymmetry and its implication on firms' policy choices. An associate professor of accounting and taxation, she has worked on a wide range of research topics, such as bank executive risk-taking, horizon problems, gender effect in corporate tax aggressiveness, financing of innovative firms, and rating conservatism. Her research has been published in leading accounting and finance journals, including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, European Accounting Review, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
Professor Yan teaches financial accounting and managerial accounting at Gabelli School of Business. Before joining the faculty at Fordham, she worked for the International Book Trading Corporation in Beijing and taught briefly at the University of New Hampshire.
- PhD: Boston University, Boston, MA
- Bachelor's: University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
- Executive risk incentives and firm policy choices
- Financial reporting concerns and firm investment
- Financing of innovative firms
- “Bank Loan Spread and Private Information: Pending Approval Patents,” 2015, with Marlene Plumlee, Yuan Xie, and Jeff Yu, Review of Accounting Studies 20, 593–638.
- "Cross-listed Bonds, Information Asymmetry, and Conservatism in Credit Ratings," with Yigit Atilgan, Aloke Ghosh, and Jieying Zhang, forthcoming, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
- “Are Female CFOs Less Tax Aggressive? Evidence from Tax Aggressiveness,” Fall 2014, with Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan, and Qiang Wu, Journal of the American Taxation Association 36, 171-202.
- "R&D Cuts and Subsequent Reversals: Meeting or Beating Quarterly Analyst Forecasts," with John Shon, forthcoming, European Accounting Review.
- "Radical or Incremental Innovations – R&D Investment Around CEO Retirement," 2014, with Crystal Xu, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance 29, 547-576.
- "Executive Compensation and Business Policy Choices at U.S. Commercial Banks," 2013, with Robert DeYoung and Emma Y. Peng, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 48, 165-196.
- "Optimal Choice of Voluntary Disclosure Quality for the Case of Unfavorable Information," 2008, with Paul. D. Berger, Advances in Management 1, 6-11.