Wei Zhu

Wei Zhu

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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343 I 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, 2014
  • 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

  • Chen, C., Kim, M., Li, L., & Zhu, W. Forthcoming. Accounting Performance Goals in CEO Compensation Contracts and Corporate Risk Taking. Management Science.
  • Thomas, J., Zhang, F., & Zhu, W. Forthcoming. Dark trading and post earnings announcement drift. Management Science.
  • Czerney, K., Schmidt, J., Thompson, A., & Zhu, W. (2020). Do Type II Subsequent Events Impair Financial Reporting Quality? The Accounting Review, 95 (6), 97-123.

Other Publications

Articles

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

Presentations

  • Zhu, W., & , . (2019). Where do hedge fund activists trade? Future Financial Information Conference, Stockholm Business School.
  • Zhu, W. (2018). Target difficulty and risk taking. Midwest Accounting Research Conference, Indiana University.
  • Zhu, W. (2018). Off-exchange trading and post-earnings-announcement-drift. University of Iowa.
  • 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. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 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. (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 Papers

  • Zhu, W., Ye, M., & Zheng, M. Price discreteness and investment to price sensitivity.
  • Zhu, W., & Ye, M. Where do hedge fund activists trade.
  • Zhu, W., Thomas, J., & Zhang, F. Measuring the information content of accounting disclosures.
  • Chen, C., Kim, M., Li, L., & Zhu, W. Target Difficulty and Corporate Risk Taking.
  • Li, L., Zhu, W., & Wang, S. Differential Cash versus Accrual Persistence and Performance Target Setting.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017, 2018

Grants

  • Subsequent Event Reporting in State and Local Government, Governmental Accounting Standards Boards (GASB), 2019-2020

Service

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

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting

Research Interests

Financial reporting quality; Auditing quality; Performance measures; Micro-structure; Real effects of financial markets

Current Courses

  • Data Analytics Apps in ACCY (ACCY 575) Develops knowledge regarding the role, methods, and implications of business and data analytics in accounting. Building on prior coursework on the fundamentals of statistical analysis and business/data analytics, this course provides the opportunity to apply related theoretical and practical principles to a variety of accounting scenarios, including audit, tax, fraud identification and detection, financial reporting, and managerial accounting.

Contact

343 I Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2967

zhuwei@illinois.edu

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