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Prof. Kai Wai HUI

Prof. Kai Wai HUI

Accounting and Law

Professor

MAcct Programme Director

3917 1687
kaiwai@hku.hk
KK 1213
Academic & Professional Qualification
  • PhD in Accounting, University of Oregon
  • B.B.A, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biography
  • Professor, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2017 – present
  • Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2010 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST),  2004 - 2010
Research Interest
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Capital markets
  • Contracting
  • Litigation Studies
Selected Publications
  • "Federal Judge Ideology: A New Measure of Ex-Ante Litigation Risk" Journal of Accounting Research​, 2019 forthcoming. (with Allen Huang and Reeyarn Li).

  • "Maintaining a reputation for consistently beating earnings expectations and the slippery slope to earnings manipulation." 2018, Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming. (with Jenny Chu, Patricia Dechow, and Annika Wong).
  • "The Effect of Major Customer Concentration on Firm Profitability: Competitive or Collaborative?" 2018. Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming. (with Chuchu Liang and Eric Yeung).
  • "On the Persistence and Pricing of Industry-Wide and Firm-Specific Earnings, Cash Flows, and Accruals." 2016. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61, 185–202. (with K. Nelson and Eric Yeung).
  • "Analyst Report Readability, Earnings Uncertainty and Stock Returns." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 43, 98–130. (with Hsieh, C. C. and Y. Zhang).
  • "Are CEOs and CFOs Rewarded for Disclosure Quality?" 2015. The Accounting Review, 90, 1013-1047. (with Steve Matsunaga).
  • "The Market's Valuation of Fraudulently Reported Earnings." 2014. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 41, 627–651. (with Clive Lennox and G. Zhang).
  • "Underreaction to Industry-Wide Earnings and the Post-Forecast Revision Drift." 2013. Journal of Accounting Research, 51, 701-737. (with Eric Yeung).
  • "Corporate Suppliers and Customers and Accounting Conservatism." Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2012, Vol. 53, Issues 1-2, Feb - April, 115-135. (with Sandy Klasa and Eric Yeung).
  • "Managers' EPS Forecasts: Nickeling and Diming the Market?The Accounting Review, 2010, Vol. 85, No. 1, 63-95. (with Linda Smith Bamber and P. Eric Yeung).
  • "The Impact of Conservatism on Management Quantitative Earnings Forecast." Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2009, vol. 47, No. 3, 192-207. (with Dale Morse and Steve Matsunaga).
  • "Does Religion Matter in Corporate Decision Making in America?Journal of Financial Economics, 2009, Vol. 93, 455-473. (with Gilles Hilary).
Awards and Honours
  • Dean’s Letter for Excellent MBA Teaching, 2015
  • Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, (Undergraduate Teaching), 2005
Professional Memberships
  • Certified Public Accountant, Washington, U.S.A.