Mei Cheng

Associate Professor of Accounting


Ph.D., in Accouting, University of Southern California, 2006

Areas of Expertise

  •  Financial Reporting and Capital Markets
  • Market Intermediaries
  •  Economic Consequences


ACCT 451, Analysis of Financial Statements
ACCT 525, Accounting Theory and Institutions

Publications and Working Papers

  • “Analyst Following and Credit Rating” (with K.R. Subramanyam), Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 25, Winter 2008.
  • “An Empirical Analysis of Changes in Credit Rating Properties: Timeliness and Stability” (with M. Neamtiu), Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 47, March 2009.
  • “Banks’ Asset Securitization and Information Uncertainty” (with D. Dhaliwal and M. Neamtiu) Forthcoming, The Accounting Review
  • “Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Empire Building” (with D. Dhaliwal and Y. Zhang)
  • “Earnings Guidance and Managerial Myopia” (with K.R. Subramanyam and Y. Zhang)
  • “Analyst Quality and the Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift” (with T. Goodman and O. Li)
  • “Probability of Meeting/Beating Analysts’ Forecasts and Market Reaction to Earnings
    Announcements” (Thesis)
  • “State Laws and Accrual Quality” (with S. Mansi and J. Wald)

Professional Associations

  • American Accounting Association

Awards and Honors

  • PAC 10 Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Oregon, 2005
  • PAC 10 Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Marshall School of Business, 2001 - 2005