Yanhua Sunny Yang
- PhD in Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
- Master of Accounting, Tsinghua University, China, 1999
- Bachelor of Finance, Tsinghua University, China, 1997
- Empirical research in financial accounting
- impact of credit ratings on capital markets
- information in equity financial analyst forecasts
- influence of earnings quality on market participants
- The Debt-Equity Choice when Regulatory Thresholds are Based on Equity Values: Evidence from SOX 404, with Dave Weber, forthcoming at The Accounting Review.
- On the Nonlinear Relation between Product Market Competition and Earnings Quality, with Boochun Jung and Ying Guo, 2019. Accounting and Business Research 49(7): 818-846.
- The Impact of Dividend Covenants on Investment and Operating Performance. With Boochun Jung and Woo-Jong Lee, 2016. Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting 43 (3) & (4), 414-447.
- Issuer Operating Performance and IPO Price Formation. With Michael Willenborg and Biyu Wu, 2015. Journal of Accounting Research Volume 53 (5): 1109–1149.
- Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings. With Boochun Jung and Naomi Soderstrom, 2013. Contemporary Accounting Research 30 (2): 645-676.
- Do Financial Analysts’ Long-term Growth Forecasts Matter? Evidence from Stock Recommendations and Career Outcomes. With Boochun Jung and Philip Shane, 2012. Journal of Accounting and Economics 53 (1-2): 55–76.
- Do Financial Analysts Add Value by Facilitating More Effective Monitoring of Firms’ Activities? With Boochun Jung and Kevin Sun, 2012. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 27 (1): 61-99.
- Horizon-Dependent Underreaction in Financial Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts. With Philip Shane and Jana Smith Raedy, 2006. Contemporary Accounting Research 23 (1): 291-322.
- Do Connections with Buy-Side Analysts Inform Sell-Side Analyst Research? With Gjergji Cici and Phil Shane.
- IPO Price Formation and the Origin of Analyst Coverage. With Joseph Weber and Michael Willenborg.
- Do Analysts Distribute Negative Opinions Earlier? With Chris Yung.
- The Interpretive Information Content of Credit Rating Changes for Stock Investors. With Michael Clement and Boochun Jung.
- Do Dividend Increases Convey Information about Future Earnings Changes? Evidence for Firms with Weak Credit Ratings. With Boochun Jung and Ross Jennings.
Current & Prior Positions
- Associate Professor in Accounting, University of Connecticut, 2016 – present
- Assistant Professor in Accounting, University of Connecticut, 2012 – 2016
- Assistant Professor in Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 2006 -2012
- Financial Analyst and Accountant, IBM China Company Limited, Accounting Dept., Finance & Planning Dept., 1999–2001