Yunyan Zhang

Dr Yunyan Zhang

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Research interests include debt contracting, accounting regulation, short selling and economic consequences of financial reporting and disclosure. Papers have been published in leading journals, such as Journal of Financial Reporting, Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and Accounting and Finance.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Senior Operations Analyst Capital One Bank
    2011 - 2017 Senior Lecturer The University of Melbourne
    2008 - 2008 Instructor The Ohio State University
    1999 - 2000 Instructor Nankai University
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2011 Ohio State University The United States PhD in Accounting
    2002 - 2004 Ohio State University The United States MBA
    2000 - 2002 University of Toledo The United States MA in English as a Second Language
    1996 - 1999 Nankai University P.R. China MA in British and American Literature
    1992 - 1996 Nankai University P.R. China BA in English
  • Research Interests

2022 AFAANZ Research Grants


Taught both both undergraudate and master subjects including Financial Statement Analysis, Accounting theory, Intermeidate Financial Accounting  and Accounting and Finance Capstone III.          

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Crowd funding and firm performance in Australia University of Melbourne - Doctorate - Ra-Pee Pattanapanyasat
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Dividend policy and firm behavior University of Melbourne - Doctorate - Li, Chao
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Ad hoc reviewer Journal Review American Accounting Assoication -
    2012 - ongoing Reviewer Conference Review Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand; American Accounting Associaiton -
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136825
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 13
  • Org Unit: Accounting

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