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Qiang Wu

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A.C. Lawrence Research Fellow, Associate Professor, Director of the M.S. in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics Program

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
M.A., Johns Hopkins University;
B.S., Wuhan University of Technology

Qiang Wu’s current research interests include tax avoidance, accounting conservatism, debt contracting, earnings quality, auditing quality, corporate governance, financial analysts, and corporate social responsibility. His research works have appeared in premier journals including Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His works have also been cited by business media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, AICPA, Accounting Today, AAA, CFO Magazine, Catalyst, Bankrate. More details about his research work could be found on or

Select Scholarly Works

  • “Does Social Capital Mitigate Agency Problems? Evidence from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Compensation”, Forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics, with Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang

  • “Community-Based Social Capital As An Antecedent of Corporate Social Responsibility” Forthcoming, Journal of Business Ethics, with Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang

  • “Does Social Capital Matter in Corporate Decisions? Evidence from Corporate Tax Avoidance” Journal of Accounting Research, 2017, 55 (3): 629-668, with Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang

  • “Social Capital and Bank Loan Contracting” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2017, 52 (3): 1017–1047, With Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang

  • “Auditor Quality and Debt Covenants” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2017, 34 (1): 154-185, with Ashok Robin and Hao Zhang

  • “Gender Differences in Financial Reporting Decision-Making: Evidence from Accounting Conservatism” Contemporary Accounting Research, 2015, 32 (3): 1285–1318, with Bill Francis, Iftekhar Hasan and Jong Chool Park

  • “Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Effect of Corporate Tax Avoidance on the Cost of Bank Loans” Journal of Financial Economics, 2014, 113(1): 109-130, with Iftekhar Hasan, Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang

  • “Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Associated with Tax Avoidance? Evidence from Irresponsible CSR Activities” The Accounting Review, 2013, 88 (6): 2025-2059, with Stan Hoi and Hao Zhang