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Prof. Chul W. PARK



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Prof. Chul W. PARK

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  •  PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
  •  MA, University of California at Davis
  •  MS, Seoul National University
  •  BBA, Yonsei University
  •  CPA (USA and Korea)

Brief Biography

Chul W. Park, PhD, CPA is a professor of accounting at the School of Business in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis in 1994. Prior to joining HKU, he served as a professor of accounting at Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Park has research interests in financial accounting and capital markets, which focus on voluntary disclosures, earnings management, and CEO performance evaluation and corporate governance and is recognized as one of the leading experts in these research areas. His papers are widely cited in cutting-edge research in the fields of accounting, finance, and economics, and appear in the world’s leading journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Journal of Corporate Finance.


  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Valuation
  • Doctoral Accounting Seminar


Research Interests

  • Capital markets
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Earnings management
  • CEO performance evaluation
  • Corporate governance

Selected Publications

  • “Management forecast accuracy and CEO turnover” (With Sam Lee and Steve Matsunaga). The Accounting Review 87 (November 2012): 2095-2122.
  • “Audit firm alumni, audit firm appointments, and audit committee independence” (With Clive Lennox). Contemporary Accounting Research 24 (Spring 2007): 235-258.
  • “The informativeness of earnings and management’s issuance of earnings forecasts” (With Clive Lennox). Journal of Accounting and Economics 42 (December 2006): 439-458.
  • “Voluntary disclosure of balance sheet information in quarterly earnings announcements” (With Shuping Chen and Mark DeFond). Journal of Accounting and Economics 33 (June 2002): 229-251.
  • “Board leadership structure and CEO turnover” (With Vidhan K. Goyal). Journal of Corporate Finance 8 (January 2002): 49-66.
  • “The effect of missing a quarterly earnings benchmark on the CEO’s annual bonus” (With Steve Matsunaga). The Accounting Review 76 (July 2001): 313-332.
  • “The reversal of abnormal accruals and the market valuation of earnings surprises” (With Mark DeFond). The Accounting Review 76 (July 2001): 375-404.
  • “Analyst forecasting ability and the stock price reaction to forecast revisions” (With Earl Kay Stice). Review of Accounting Studies 5 (September 2000): 259-272.
  • “The effect of competition on CEO turnover” (With Mark DeFond). Journal of Accounting and Economics 27 (February 1999): 35-56.
  • “Smoothing income in anticipation of future earnings” (With Mark DeFond). Journal of Accounting and Economics 23 (July 1997): 115-139.


  • Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics (Associate Editor 2005 - present)
  • The Accounting Review (Editorial Board 2010 - 2013)
  • Contemporary Accounting Research (Editorial Board 2010 - 2012)
  • Accounting Horizons (Editorial Board 2006 - 2009)

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