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Associate Professor

13-240, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34427928
+852 34420349
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Research Areas

Financial Reporting and Capital Markets
Managerial Compensation
Corporate Governance


PhD - Accounting (University of Southern California)
BA - Accounting (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)


Liu Zheng is an Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Southern California. Dr. Zheng’ s primary research interests are in financial reporting and capital market regulations. She is also interested in corporate governance, organizational incentive systems and CEO compensation. Her publications have appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society and Journal of Accounting and Economics. Her teaching interests include both financial accounting and managerial accounting.

Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting


Journal Publications and Reviews

He, Xianjie; Rui, Oliver; Zheng, Liu; Zhu, Hongjun / Foreign ownership and auditor choice. July 2014; In: Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 401-418

Chang, Eric C.; Xu, Jianguo; Zheng, Liu / Short sale constraints, heterogeneous interpretations, and asymmetric price reactions to earnings announcements. November 2013; In: Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 435-455

Kim, Jeong-Bon; Liu, Xiaohong; Zheng, Liu / The impact of mandatory IFRS adoption on audit fees: Theory and evidence. November 2012; In: Accounting Review. Vol. 87, No. 6, pp. 2061-2094

Zheng, Liu; Zhou, Xianming / Executive Stock Options and Manipulated Stock-Price Performance. September 2012; In: International Review of Finance. Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 249-281

Xie, Yuying; ZHENG, Liu; Lau, H.L. Amy / Reporting incentives for accounting conservatism, evidence from asset and equity tunneling. 2012; In: Pacific Accounting Review. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 138 - 160

Xie, Yuying; Zheng, Liu; Amy Lau, H. L. / Reporting incentives for accounting conservatism, evidence from asset and equity tunnelling. 2012; In: Pacific Accounting Review. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 138-160

Zhang, Huai; Zheng, Liu / The valuation impact of reconciling pro forma earnings to GAAP earnings. February 2011; In: Journal of Accounting and Economics. Vol. 51, No. 1-2, pp. 186-202

Merchant, Kenneth A; Van Der Stede, Wim A; Zheng, Liu / Disciplinary constraints on the advancement of knowledge: The case of organizational incentive systems. February 2003; In: Accounting, Organizations and Society. Vol. 28, No. 2-3, pp. 251-286

Conference Papers

Yang, Jingyu; Yu, Yangxin; Zheng, Liu / The Impact of Shareholder Litigation Risk on Equity Incentives: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. June 2018; 30th AsianFA Annual Meeting, 25/06/2018 - 27/06/2018, Tokyo, Japan.

Zhang, Liandong; Zheng, Liu / The Real Effects of Derivative Markets: The Impact of Options Trading Activity on Corporate Innovation. April 2014; Tsinghua University Workshop Series , 17/04/2014 - 17/04/2014, Beijing, China.

KIM, Jeong Bon; Liu, X; Zheng, Liu / Does Mandatory IFRS Adoption Impact Audit Fees? Theory and Evidence. August 2011; 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 06/08/2011 - 10/08/2011, Denver, United States.

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