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  • Associate Professor
University of Rochester
3400 3452
2356 9845
Research Area:

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Behavioural economics, finance, and accounting
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Corporate governance and compensation
  • Corporate finance

Dr. Yong Zhang (張勇) has broad research interests including Corporate Governance, Financial Regulations, Executive Compensation, Insider Trading, and the role of media in financial markets. His research has been published in leading research journals in both accounting and finance (Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy), and has been featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Dr. Zhang has also served as a commentator for CCTV and Reuters News.


“The long-run role of the media: evidence from initial public offerings,” with Laura Liu and Ann Sherman, Management Science: forthcoming.

“CEO compensation and fair value accounting: evidence from purchase price allocation,” with Ron Shalev and Ivy Zhang, Journal of Accounting Research 51 (2013): 819-854. - featured in "Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial  Regulation"

“Reg FD and the competitiveness of all-Star analysts,” with Mark Bagnoli and Susan Watts, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 27 (2008),295-316.

“Insider trading restrictions and insiders’ supply of information: evidence from reporting quality,” with Ivy Zhang, 2013, under 2nd round review. - featured in "Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial  Regulation"

An attention model of IPO underpricing, with evidence from media covarege,” with Laura Liu and Ann Sherman, 2014.

“How competitive costs and board reputation concerns affect disclosure: evidence from performance targets,” with Steve Matsunaga, 2013.