Ying Zhou

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. Accounting, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.S. Management, University of Florida, 2009
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2009
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Fudan University, 2007


  • Disclosure Regulation and Financial Reporting
  • Auditing


  • “Securitization and Insider Trading” with Stephen Ryan and Jenny Tucker. The Accounting Review, 2016, Vol. 91(2): 649-675.
  • “Proprietary Costs and Corporate Lobbying against Changes in Mandatory Disclosure” sole-authored. Management Science, forthcoming.
  • “Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me: The Long-Term Impact of Arthur Andersen’s Demise on Partners’ Audit Quality” with Feng Guo, Ling Lisic, Jeffrey Pittman, Tim Seidel, and Mi Zhou. Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming.
  • “The Effect of Audit Quality on a Firm’s Internal Information Environment: Evidence from Group Audits” with Tom Adams. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, conditionally accepted.

Working Papers

  • “Selection Bias in Audit Firm Tenure Research” with Dave Weber
  • “Incremental Usefulness of the Parent-only Balance Sheet to Debt Holders: Evidence from Banks” with Jenny Tucker and Jigao Zhu
  • “Disclosure Regulation and the Competition between Public and Private Firms: The Case of Segment Reporting”
  • “The Client (Non-)Reaction to PCAOB Inspection Reports: Lack of Information, Lack of Authority, or Lack of Competition?” with Brant Christensen, Feng Guo, and Mike Wilkins
  • “Corporate Groups and Debt Contracting: Does the Lack of Entity-Level Information in Consolidated Financial Statements Concern Lenders?” with Jenny Tucker and Mark Zakota


  • AAA FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018
  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, UConn School of Business, 2016
  • Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, 2009-2014
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2011
  • Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, University of Florida, 2007
  • Dow Scholarship, Fudan University, 2006


    • Faculty mentor for the PriceWaterhouseCoopers case competition, 2014
      • team named as a PwC Challenge National Semi Finalist
    Ying Zhou
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    Phone+1 (860) 486-3019
    Mailing AddressUnit 1041-041a
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