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Accounting and Law


Prof. Kai Wai HUI



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Prof. Kai Wai HUI

Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting, University of Oregon
  • B.B.A, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Professor, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2017 – present
  • Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2010 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST),  2004 - 2010


  • “On the Persistence and Pricing of Industry-Wide and Firm-Specific Earnings, Cash Flows, and Accruals.” 2016. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61, 185–202. (with K. Nelson and Eric Yeung).
  • “Analyst Report Readability, Earnings Uncertainty and Stock Returns.” Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 43, 98–130. (with Hsieh, C. C. and Y. Zhang)
  • "Are CEOs and CFOs Rewarded for Disclosure Quality?" 2015. The Accounting Review, 90, 1013-1047. (with Steve Matsunaga).
  • “The Market’s Valuation of Fraudulently Reported Earnings.” 2014. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 41, 627–651. (with Clive Lennox and G. Zhang).
  • "Underreaction to Industry-Wide Earnings and the Post-Forecast Revision Drift." 2013. Journal of Accounting Research, 51, 701-737. (with Eric Yeung).
  • "Corporate Suppliers and Customers and Accounting Conservatism." Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2012, Vol. 53, Issues 1-2, Feb - April, 115-135. (with Sandy Klasa and Eric Yeung).
  • "Managers' EPS Forecasts: Nickeling and Diming the Market?The Accounting Review, 2010, Vol. 85, No. 1, 63-95. (with Linda Smith Bamber and P. Eric Yeung).
  • "The Impact of Conservatism on Management Quantitative Earnings Forecast." Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2009, vol. 47, No. 3, 192-207. (with Dale Morse and Steve Matsunaga).
  • "Does Religion Matter in Corporate Decision Making in America?Journal of Financial Economics, 2009, Vol. 93, 455-473. (with Gilles Hilary).

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Letter for Excellent MBA Teaching, 2015
  • Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, (Undergraduate Teaching), 2005

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant, Washington, U.S.A.

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