Zhenhua Chen

Zhenhua Chen
Phone: (619) 260-4853

Assistant Professor of Accounting

  • PhD, Duke University, Accounting
  • MS, Suffolk University, Accounting
  • MA, SUNY Buffalo, Economics
  • BA, Fudan University, Economics

Zhenhua Chen is an assistant professor of accountancy at the University of San Diego School of Business. Prior to joining USD in 2018, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Duke University and Tulane University.

Professor Chen studies the determinants and consequences of firms’ financial reporting. He is particularly interested in how economic, behavioral, regulatory and political factors affect management’s decision-making processes. His research has been presented at leading universities such as Yale, New York University, Duke, University of Southern California and McGill, as well as conferences such as the AAA Annual Meeting, AFA Annual Meeting, Texas Lone Star Accounting Conference, Duke/UNC Accounting Fall Camp, and MIT Asia accounting conference. His research is relevant to investors, managers, and regulators, and has been presented at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Professor Chen received his PhD in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his bachelor's in economics from Fudan University. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and American Finance Association.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Disclosures, Corporate Political Activities, Corporate Tax Behavior, Regulation

Awards

  • AAA FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2016
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Duke University, 2007 - 2012
  • AAA/Deloitte Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, 2007
  • Management Graduate Fellowship, Suffolk University, 2005-2007
  • Outstanding Graduate of Fudan University, 2004
  • Academic Scholarship (1st class), Fudan University, 2004

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Areas of Interest

Professor Chen studies the determinants and consequences of firms’ financial reporting. He is particularly interested in how economic, behavioral, regulatory and political factors affect management’s decision-making processes.