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PhD Students

Jitendra Aswani, Fourth-Year
Primary Research Area: Finance
Secondary Research Areas: Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, FinTech

Working Papers:

  • Impact of JOBS Act on M&As 
  • How does Mandatory CSR affect Debt Market?
  • Corporate Culture and Stock Price Informativeness 
  • Patent Drift 
  • Impact of Stakeholder Orientation on Corporate Transparency

Joon Ho Kong, Fourth-Year
Primary Area of Research: Accounting
Secondary Research Areas: Disclosure, Corporate Finance, Auditing

Working papers:

  • Do Global Board Reforms Matter to Audit Pricing Decisions?
  • Product Market Competition and Management Forecast: Evidence from XBRL Adoption
  • Why Do Foreign Firms Cross-list in the United States? Testing the Bonding Hypothesis
  • Financial Crisis, Bank Failures, and Corporate Innovation
  • Shareholder Litigation Risk and Stakeholders: Evidence from the Auditor Perspective
  • Financial Statement Comparability: Revisited 

Joseph Micale, Fourth-Year
Primary Research Area: Financial Accounting & Reporting
Secondary Research Areas: Auditing, Earnings Quality, Accounting/Auditing Regulation

Working papers:

  • Geographic Location and the Pricing of Earnings
  • Unintended Consequence of the JOBS Act on Emerging Growth Companies: Evidence from the Auditors' Perspective
  • Shareholder Litigation Risk and Stakeholders: Evidence from the Auditor Perspective  
  • Stock Return Synchronicity, Information Environment, and Audit Fees
  • The Impact of Information Asymmetry on Earnings Quality: Evidence from XBRL Adoption
  • The Impact of Audit Partner Experiences on Audit Quality: Evidence from Non-Big N Auditors

Mengchuan Fu, Third-Year
Primary Research Area: Finance 
Secondary Research Areas: Corporate Finance, Fin-Tech, Big data

Working papers:

  • Predicting IPO Underpricing Using Machine Learning Techniques
  • Delisting puzzles – What does the machine tell us 
  • Impact of Information Asymmetry on Earnings Quality: Evidence from XBRL Adoption
  • The Effect of Online Employee Satisfaction Reviews on the Firm’s Cost of Debt
  • Predicting the Determinants of US-listed Chinese Companies Delisting, Using Machine Learning Technology

Alona Bilokha, Second-Year
Primary Research Area: Finance
Secondary Research Areas: Corporate Governance, Fixed Income, Law and Finance

Working papers:

  • Corporate Transparency and Stakeholder Orientation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment 
  • Shareholder Litigation Risk and Stakeholders: Evidence from the Auditor Perspective 

Mingying Cheng, Second-Year
Primary Research Area: Management
Secondary Research Areas: Strategic Management, Capital Markets, ESG

Working papers:

  • Corporate Transparency and Stakeholder Orientation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment 
  • Are Financially Transparent Firms Environmentally Transparent Too? Sustainability Materiality and Its Impact on Idiosyncratic Volatility 

William Francis, First-Year
Primary Research Area: Financial Technology
Secondary Research Area: Financial Intermediaries, Risk Management