Guojin Gong

Professor of Accounting
Deloitte Foundation Faculty Fellow


Dr. Guojin Gong is the Professor of Accounting and Deloitte Foundation Faculty Fellow at the University of Connecticut.  She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Iowa.  Before joining UConn in 2020, she has taught at Pennsylvania State University since 2005.  She has also been a visiting scholar in National University of Singapore (Singapore), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China), and Tsinghua University (China).


Dr. Gong’s research interests are in financial reporting and corporate governance, with a focus on executive compensation and disclosure choices.  Her work has been published in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, and Management Science, among others.  She has won several awards for her research and is quoted in the press.  She has served on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Accounting Research and as an Associate Editor for China Accounting and Finance Review.  She is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.  She has also served as the President of the Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America (CAPANA).



Ph.D. in Accounting (Minor: Finance), University of Iowa

M.A. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. in Economics, Peking University (China)



“Site visits and corporate investment efficiency” with Sean Cao, Hanzhong Shi, Yongtae Kim, and Angie Wang. Management Science forthcoming.

“Short interest and corporate investments: Evidence from business partners” with Xia Chen and Shuqing Luo. Contemporary Accounting Research 39:2 (2022) p. 1455-1508.

“CEO employment contract horizon and financial reporting discretion” with Juan Wang and Hyun Jung Lee. Journal of Management Accounting Research 33:2 (2021) p.75-108.

“Earnings forecasts and price efficiency after earnings realizations: reduction in information asymmetry through learning from price” with Hong Qu and Ian Tarrant. Contemporary Accounting Research 38:1 (2021) p. 654-675.

“Relative performance evaluation and the timing of earnings release” with Laura Li and Huifang Yin. Journal of Accounting and Economics 67:2 (2019) p. 358-386.

“Lenders’ experience with borrowers’ major customers and the debt contracting demand for accounting conservatism” with Shuqing Luo. The Accounting Review 93:5 (2018) p.187-222.

“Inside debt and the design of corporate debt contracts” with Divya Anantharaman and Vivian Fang. Management Science 60:5 (2014) p.1260-1280.

“Earnings non-synchronicity and voluntary disclosure” with Laura Li and Ling Zhou. Contemporary Accounting Research 30:4 (2013) p.1560-1589.

“Home country investor protection, ownership structure and cross-listed firms’ compliance with SOX-mandated internal control deficiency disclosures” with Bin Ke and Yong Yu.  Contemporary Accounting Research 30:4 (2013) p.1490-1523.

“Relative performance evaluation and related peer groups in executive compensation contracts” with Laura Li and Jae Yong Shin. The Accounting Review 86:3 (2011) p.1007–1043.

“Serial correlation in management earnings forecast errors” with Laura Li and Jeff Wang. Journal of Accounting Research 49:3 (2011) p.677-720.

“The association between management earnings forecasts errors and accruals” with Laura Li and Hong Xie. The Accounting Review 84:2 (2009) p.497–530.

“Corporate governance and backdating of executive stock options” with Daniel Collins and Haidan Li. Contemporary Accounting Research 26:2 (2009) p.403–445.

“Earnings management, lawsuits, and stock-for-stock acquirers’ market performance” with Henock Louis and Amy Sun. Journal of Accounting and Economics 46:1 (2008) p.62–77.

“Earnings management and firm performance following open-market repurchase” with Henock Louis and Amy Sun. Journal of Finance 63:2 (2008) p.947–986.

“Investor sophistication and the mispricing of accruals” with Daniel Collins and Paul Hribar. Review of Accounting Studies 8:2-3 (2003) p.251–276.

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Office LocationDWTN 3.85
CoursesACCT 2001; ACCT/BADM 3201
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