Ivy Zhang
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Ivy Zhang

Associate Professor, Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting
Department of Accounting

Education

  • PhD 2006
    Business Administration University of Rochester

  • MS 2003
    Applied Economics University of Rochester

Expertise

Ivy Xiying Zhang received her Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester. Her research interests lie in the broad area of financial accounting. Her work has been published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for several leading accounting journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Selected Works

  • “Economic Consequences of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002” Journal of Accounting and Economics, September 2007. [Selected for presentation at the 2005 Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference. Co-winner of the Journal of Accounting and Economics Best Paper Prize, 2007.]
  • “The Voluntary Adoption of Internationally Recognized Accounting Standards and Firm Internal Performance Evaluation” (with Joanna Wu). The Accounting Review, July 2009. [Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation]
  • “Causes and Consequences of Goodwill Impairment Losses” (with Zining Li, Pervin Shroff, and Ramgopal Venkataraman). Review of Accounting Studies, December 2011
  • “CEO Compensation and Fair Value Accounting: Evidence from Purchase Price Allocation” (with Ron Shalev and Yong Zhang). Journal of Accounting Research, September 2013. [Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation]
  • “Commitment to Social Good and Insider Trading” (with Feng Gao and Ling Lei Lisic). Journal of Accounting and Economic, May 2014. [Selected for presentation at the Harvard Business School/Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference on Corporate Accountability Reporting, January 2013]
  • “CEO Power, Internal Control Quality, and Audit Committee Effectiveness in Substance vs. in Form” (with Ling Lei Lisic, Terry Neal, and Yan Zhang). Contemporary Accounting Research, September 2016
  • “Insider Trading Restrictions and Insiders’ Supply of Information: Evidence from Reporting Quality” (with Yong Zhang). October 2016. Accepted at Contemporary Accounting Research. [Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation]
  • “Mandatory IFRS Adoption and the Role of Accounting Earnings in CEO Turnover” (with Joanna Wu). December 2016. Conditionally accepted at Contemporary Accounting Research

Current Activities

Current Research

  • Economic consequences of securities legislation and accounting regulations


  • Fair value accounting


  • Corporate social responsibility