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Wei Zhang

Assistant Professor



PhD, Arizona State University, 2019
MAcc, City University of New York, Queens College, 2013
BBA, Nanchang University, 2005
BA, Nanchang University, 2005

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2019-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

PwC Inquires Grant, 2023, 2020
AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting Best Archival Paper Award, 2023
Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) Best Reviewer Award, 2021
AAA Auditing Section Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award, 2018
J. Hal Reneau Memorial Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2017
AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2017

Research Interests

Auditor Regulation
Corporate Governance
Internal Auditor

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Statement Auditing
  • Financial Accounting

Selected Publications

Mayberry M., H.J. Park, and W. Zhang. 2024. Relative Liability Exposure for Negligence and Financial Reporting Quality: Evidence from the Audit Interference Rule. The Accounting Review, forthcoming. 

Mowchan, M. and W. Zhang. 2023. PCAOB Enforcement: Toothless Body of Law or a Bite That Packs a Punch?. Current Issues in Auditing.

Lamoreaux, P.T., M. Mowchan, and W. Zhang. 2023. Does Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Regulatory Enforcement Deter Low-Quality Audits?. The Accounting Review 98 (3): 335–366