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Yinqi Zhang Associate Professor Department of Accounting

Additional Positions at AU
Department Chair
Ph.D., Accounting, Temple University; M.S., Economics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; B.S., Accounting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Woods Brown Amphitheatre
Yinqi Zhang is an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Kogod School of Business of American University. Her main research interest is in the determinants of audit quality and the impacts of regulatory policies on audit quality. Her work has been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. She is on the editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. She has taught introductory and intermediate financial accounting, introductory managerial accounting and data analytics in the past.
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • ACCT-681 Data Analytics for Accounting

Fall 2024

  • ACCT-241 Principles of Managerial Acct

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

How Aggressive Tax Planning Facilitates the Diversion of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Path Analysis (with Andrew M. Bauer, Junxiong Fang, Jeffery Pittman and Yuping Zhao), 2020, Contemporary Accounting Research 37 (3): 1882-1913.

Economic Determinants and Consequences of Voluntary Disclosure of Internal Control Effectiveness: Evidence from Initial Public Offerings (with Sudipta Basu, Jagan Krishnan and Jong Eun Lee), 2018, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 37 (4): 1-24.

Auditing Related Party Transactions: Evidence from Audit Fees and Audit Opinions (with Junxiong Fang, Gerald Lobo and Yuping Zhao), 2018, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 37(2): 73-106.

The Importance of Audit Quality to Group-Affiliated Firms (with Junxiong Fang, Jeffery Pittman and Yuping Zhao), 2017, Contemporary Accounting Research, Volume 34 (1): 39-82.

Investor perceptions of the earnings quality consequences of hiring an affiliated auditor (with William Baber and Jagan Krishnan), 2014, Review of Accounting Studies, Volume 19 (1): 69-102.

Is There a Relation Between Audit Fee Cuts during the Global Financial Crisis and Banks’ Financial Reporting Quality? (with Gopal Krishnan), 2014, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Volume 33 (3): 279-300.