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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Yao Yu

Assistant Professor



PhD, Nanyang Technological University, 2015
BBA, Xiamen University, 2009

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2015-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

Research Excellence Award, Isenberg School of Management, 2019
Innovation Fellow, UMass Amherst, 2018
Commendable Performance in the PhD Program, Nanyang Technological University, 2016
Grant Recipient: Mellon Mutual Mentoring Grant, UMass Amherst, 2015

Research Interests

Internal Control Disclosure
Financial Information Comparability
Corporate Social Responsibility

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Selected Publications

“What Drives Investor Response to CSR Performance Reports?” (with Hun Tong Tan, Andres Guiral, and Doocheol Moon) Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring 2020, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 101-130.

“Management’s Responsibility Acceptance, Locus of Breach, and Investors’ Reactions to Internal Control Reports” (with Hun Tong Tan) The Accounting Review, November 2018, Vol. 93, No. 6, pp. 331-355.