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School of Accountancy

Liandong ZHANG

Full-time Faculty
Lee Kong Chian Professor of Accounting; Associate Dean (Research)

Dr. Liandong Zhang is Professor of Accounting at School of Accountancy at the Singapore Management University. He joined Singapore Management University in 2017 as the Associate Dean (Research) at School of Accountancy. Dr. Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing and received his PhD Degree in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University in 2008. He has previously taught at the Concordia University in Canada and City University of Hong Kong. His current research interests include financial reporting quality, corporate governance, and taxation. He currently teaches Accounting Theory.


Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University 2008

Research Interests

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Disclosure
  • Corporate Governance
  • Tax Planning

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Accounting Theory

Selected Recognition and Awards

Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, Singapore Management University, 2017
Best Paper Award, MIT Asia Conference, 2016
The President’s Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2016
Excellent PhD Supervisor Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2015
Research Excellence Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2014

Selected Publications

Trade Secrets Law and Corporate Disclosure: Causal Evidence on the Proprietary Cost Hypothesis, with Yinghua Li and Yupeng Lin, March 2018, Journal of Accounting Research 56, 265–308.

Sharing Risk with the Government: How Taxes Affect Corporate Risk Taking, with Alexander Ljungqvist and Luo Zuo, June 2017, Journal of Accounting Research 55, 669–707.

Customer-Supplier Relationships and Corporate Tax Avoidance, with Ling Cen, Edward Maydew, and Luo Zuo, February 2017, Journal of Financial Economics 123, pp.377–394.

Short Selling Pressure, Stock Price Behavior, and Management Forecast Precision: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, with Yinghua Li, March 2015, Journal of Accounting Research 53, pp. 79–117.

CFOs versus CEOs: Equity Incentives and Crashes, with Jeong-bon Kim and Yinghua Li, September 2011. Journal of Financial Economics 101, pp. 713–730.

Corporate Tax Avoidance and Stock Price Crash Risk: Firm-level Analysis, with Jeong-bon Kim and Yinghua Li, June 2011. Journal of Financial Economics 100, pp. 639–662.

Selected Appointments

Associate Dean for Research (2017–present)


Amanda AW Yong Zhi Xin, PhD in Accounting
ZHANG Andi, PhD in Accounting
HUA Yeyu, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (yeyu.hua.2019@dba.smu.edu.sg)
LIU Shengxi, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (shengxi.liu.2019@dba.smu.edu.sg)
XU Jun, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (caijun.xu.2019@dba.smu.edu.sg)
XU Tiecheng, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (tiecheng.xu.2019@dba.smu.edu.sg)
DAI Shuijun, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (sjdai.2020@dba.smu.edu.sg)
WANG Dandan, SMU-ZJU DBA(A&F) (ddwang.2020@dba.smu.edu.sg)

SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=655283

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