Qiang Wu

Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

Qiang Wu is a former A.C. Lawrence Research Fellow. His current research interests include tax avoidance, accounting conservatism, debt contracting, earnings quality, auditing quality, corporate governance, financial analysts, corporate social responsibility, ethical and gender issues. His research works have appeared in premier journals including Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His works have also been cited by business media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, AICPA, Accounting Today, AAA, CFO Magazine, Catalyst, Bankrate. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of Advances in Accounting, Journal of Financial Stability, and China Accounting and Finance Review. More details about his research work could be found on http://ssrn.com/author=976747 or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hQlsdB8AAAAJ&hl=en


Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;

M.A., Johns Hopkins University;

B.S., Wuhan University of Technology

Research Focus
  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
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Select Works
  • "Do Activist Hedge Funds Target Female CEOs? The Role of CEO Gender in Hedge Fund Activism" Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming, with Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Victor Shen
  • "Innovation and Corporate Tax Planning: The Distinct Effects of Patents and R&D” Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming, with Agnes Cheng, Guo Peng and Chia-hsiang Weng
  • “Does Social Capital Mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Compensation” Journal of Financial Economics, 2019, 133 (2): 498-519, with Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang
  • “Does Social Capital Matter in Corporate Decisions? Evidence from Corporate Tax Avoidance” Journal of Accounting Research, 2017, 55 (3): 629-668, with Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang
  • “Auditor Quality and Debt Covenants” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2017, 34 (1): 154-185, with Ashok Robin and Hao Zhang
  • “Social Capital and Bank Loan Contracting” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2017, 52 (3): 1017–1047, With Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang
  • “Gender Differences in Financial Reporting Decision-Making: Evidence from Accounting Conservatism” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2015, 32 (3): 1285–1318, with Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Jong Chool Park
  • “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Effect of Corporate Tax Avoidance on the Cost of Bank Loans” Journal of Financial Economics, 2014, 113(1): 109-130, with Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang