Associate Professor, Accounting
Office: Harriman 319
Zhifeng Yang, Ph.D., CFA, earned his Ph.D. from University of Alberta. His teaching
interests cover corporate governance, financial accounting, and financial statement
analysis. The foci of Dr. Yang’s research have been on corporate governance, finance,
and auditing issues in emerging markets. Dr. Yang has published in all top four accounting
journals - Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The
Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Dr. Yang is an associate
editor of China Journal of Accounting Research and he is a member of the editorial
board of China Journal of Accounting Studies.
- F. Chen, S. Peng, S. Xue, Z. Yang and F. Ye (March 2016), "Do audit clients successfully
engage in opinion shopping? Partner-level evidence", Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 79-112.
- Y. Guan, N. Su, D. Wu, and Z. Yang, (April-May 2016), "Do school ties between auditors
and client executives influence audit outcomes?", Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 61, Iss. 2-3, pp. 506-525.
- Gul, F., D. Wu, and Z. Yang (November 2013), "Do individual auditors affect audit
quality? Evidence from archival data", The Accounting Review, Vol. 88, No. 6, pp. 1993-2023.
- Yang, Z (September 2013), "Do political connections add value to audit firms? Evidence
from IPO audits in China", Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 891-921.
- Chen, Z., K. Bin, and Z. Yang (July 2013), "Minority shareholders’ control rights
and the quality of corporate decisions in weak investor protection countries: A natural
experiment from China", The Accounting Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, pp. 1211-1238.