The Economics of Setting Accounting Standards | Episode No.109

Speaker’s Introduction: Professor Gao joined the HKU Business School in 2020. Until then, he had been on the faculty at Chicago Booth since 2008. He also spent the fall of 2019 as a visiting professor at Yale.

His research focuses on important public policy and securities regulation issues related to capital markets and corporate governance. He has conducted extensive research on accounting issues in the banking sector that were exposed by the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the global adoption of IFRS, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States. He has also worked on various aspects of disclosure and securities regulation, particularly the interface between financial reporting, capital markets and corporate governance. His research has been published in all leading accounting journals. He has been honored with the American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award and several conference best paper awards. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Research and regularly reviews papers for major accounting, finance and economics journals.

Time and Location: 09:30 AM (GMT+8), Room A423 (School of Management)

Language: Bilingual (Chinese and English)