Wei Zhu

Wei Zhu

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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Contact

343I Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2967

zhuwei@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management, Accounting, Yale University, 2013
  • M.A., Accounting, Peking University, 2008
  • B.A., Accounting, Peking University, 2006

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 to present
  • Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, MBA Program, Yale University, 2009-2012

Recent Publications

  • Zhu, W. (2016). Accruals and price crashes. Review of Accounting Studies, 21 (2), 349-399.

Other Publications

Presentation

  • Zhu, W. (2017). Off-exchange trading and post-earnings-announcement-drift. 2017 AAA Annual Meeting.
  • Zhu, W. (2016). Do disclosed subsequent events pose risk to financial reporting quality? Nanyang Technology University.
  • Zhu, W. (2016). Off-exchange trading and post-earnings-announcement-drift. National University of Singapore.
  • Zhu, W. (2016). Off-exchange trading and post-earnings-announcement-drift. Singapore Management University.
  • Zhu, W. (2015). Discussion of "Cash Flow Opacity and Stock Price Crash Risk". American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting.
  • Zhu, W. (2014). Discussion of "Dividend Payments and Stock Price Crash Risk". American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Zhu, W. (2014). Revenue Manipulations and Misspecification in Real Activities Management Models. University of Illinois/PWC Young Scholars Research Symposium I.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Accommodating Heterogeneous Cash Mapping Schedules in Dechow and Dichev Model. Yale School of Management Fall Accounting Research Conference.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Predicting Price Crashes: The Role of Accruals. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Predicting Price Crashes: The Role of Accruals. Washington University at St. Louis.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Predicting Price Crashes: The Role of Accruals. Baruch College.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Predicting Price Crashes: The Role of Accruals. Boston University.
  • Zhu, W. (2013). Predicting Price Crashes: The Role of Accruals. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Zhu, W. (2012). Asset Turnover Growth and Accruals: One Anomaly or Two? American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting.
  • Zhu, W. (2012). Crashes and Jumps in Price and Earnings-the Role of Accruals. Yale University.
  • Zhu, W. (2011). Asset Turnover Growth and Accruals: One Anomaly or Two? Yale University.
  • Zhu, W. (2011). The Level of Share Price and Subsequent Stock Returns. Yale University.
  • Zhu, W. (2010). A Reexamination of the Negative Aggregate Returns-Earnings Link. Yale University.

Working Paper

  • Chen, C., Kim, M., Li, L., & Zhu, W. (2018). Target Difficulty and Corporate Risk Taking.
  • Li, L., Zhu, W., & Wang, S. (2018). Differential Cash versus Accrual Persistence and Performance Target Setting.
  • Czerney, K., Schmidt, J., Thompson, A., & Zhu, W. (2017). Do disclosed subsequent events pose risk to financial reporting quality?

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

Services

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Accounting Review, 2018 to present

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Financial Statement Analysis, Earnings Management, Cash-Flows Management

Current Courses

  • Atg Institutions and Reg (ACCY 303) Regulation theory and practice as applied to accounting information. A general framework for regulation of accounting procedures is developed. This framework is applied to reporting, taxation, and regulated business activities. Projects facilitate self-discovery of knowledge and the development of professional attitudes and skills with emphasis on professional research.

Contact

343I Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2967

zhuwei@illinois.edu