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Accounting and Law


Dr. Xin WANG


Associate Professor

3917 8354 (Room 1215, K.K.Leung Building)
Dr. Xin WANG

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting, Duke University, Durham NC, USA
  • MA in Accounting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • BA in Accounting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2014 – present
Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2011 – 2013.
Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2006 – 2011.


Dr. Wang joined the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2011. He received the Ph.D. degree in accounting from Duke University in 2006 and worked for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) until 2011. Dr. Wang has the teaching experience of several undergraduate courses, including Introductory Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, and Intermediate Accounting II. He also teaches the MBA course of Management Accounting and the PhD course of Research Methods for Business Studies (as one of co-instructors).

Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the issues of executive compensation, financial disclosure quality, corporate governance and insider trading. His papers were published on various world-leading academic journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies.


  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT2102, undergraduate course)
  • Management Accounting (IMBA6081, MBA course)
  • Research Methods for Business Studies (co-instructor, BUSM6001, PhD course).

Research Interests

  • Financial disclosure quality;
  • Insider trading;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Corporate governance;

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, 2013. The Sixth Annual Research Conference of CAPANA.
  • Best Paper Award, 2010. American Accounting Association International Section Midyear Meeting.
  • Teaching Award, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007, 2008 and 2009.


  • Cheng, Q., F. Du, B. Y. Wang, and X. Wang. 2017. “Do Corporate Site Visits Impact Stock Prices?” Accepted by Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • Chen, C., X. Martin, S. Roychowdhury, X. Wang, and M. Billett. 2017. “Clarity Begins at Home: Internal Information Asymmetry and External Communication Quality.” The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
  • Hu, X., X. Wang, and B. Xin. 2017. “Insider Trading: Does Being a Neighbor of the SEC Matter?” Managerial and Decision Economics 38 (2): 144-165.
  • Chen, F., O.-K. Hope, Q. Li, and X. Wang. 2016. “Flight to Quality: Political Uncertainties and Investors’ Demand for Financial Reporting Transparency.” Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.
  • Cheng, Q., F. Du, X. Wang, and Y. Wang. 2016. “Seeing is Believing: Analysts’ Corporate Site Visits.” Review of Accounting Studies 21 (4): 1245-1286.
  • Chen, F., O.-K. Hope, Q. Li, and X. Wang. 2016. “Earnings Opacity and Closed-End Country Fund Discounts” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, forthcoming.
  • Chen, X., Q. Cheng, A. Lo, and X. Wang. 2015. “CEO Contractual Protection and Managerial Short-termism.” The Accounting Review 90 (5): 1871-1906.
  • Chen, X., Q. Cheng, and X. Wang. 2015. “Does Increased Board Independence Reduce Earnings Management? Evidence from Recent Regulatory Reforms.” Review of Accounting Studies 20 (2): 899-933.
  • Chen, C., X. Martin, and X. Wang. 2013. “Insider Trading, Litigation Concerns, and    Auditor Going Concern Opinions.” The Accounting Review 88 (2): 365-393.
  • Chen, F., O.-K. Hope, Q. Li, and X. Wang. 2011. “Financial Reporting Quality and    Investment Efficiency of Private Firms in Emerging Markets.” The Accounting Review 86 (4): 1255-1288.
  • Francis, J., D. Nanda, and X. Wang. 2006. “Re-examining the Effects of Regulation Fair Disclosure Using Foreign Listed Firms to Control for Concurrent Shocks.” Journal of Accounting and Economics 41 (3): 271-292.


  • Chairman of Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee (DRPC), from September 2015.
  • Chairman of Faculty Review Committee (FRC), from July 2014.

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