Zhenhua Chen

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office GW 1 - Room 511
Phone 504.314.7036
Email zchen4@tulane.edu
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Professor Zhenhua Chen joined Freeman School of Business in 2012, after obtaining his Ph.D. degree from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Professor Chen's current research focuses on how economic, behavioral and political processes shape corporate decisions such as financial reporting, tax avoidance, and investment.


ACCN 3100 - Intermediate Accounting I

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Professor Chen's work has been presented at both national and international institutions and conferences, including Duke University, New York University, Yale University, FDIC, UNC/Duke accounting fall camp, MIT Asia conference, Lone Star accounting conference, and AAA annual meeting.

Recently, Professor Chen's paper ("Capital Market Consequences of Decimalization and Overlapping Regulations") was included in the program as part of NYU/SEC dialogue on the changing role of stock markets in capital formation. For more, please click the link below: http://bit.ly/nyusec2017

Professor Chen has working
experience in both auditing and tax, and has taught or assisted teaching in both financial and managerial accounting on undergraduate and MBA levels at Duke University and Tulane University.

One unique aspect of Professor Chen's class is that he brings real-world financial reporting examples to the classroom. At the end, students learn not only to be preparers of financial statements but also users of this information.

Professor Chen provides strong support to the academic communities. He is a frequent reviewer for accounting and finance journals and AAA research conferences. He has also served as a moderator and discussant at AAA meetings. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Reviewing Award from the FARS section of American Accounting Association.

At Tulane, Professor Chen is also an active members in the Freeman community. He has been involved in faculty recruiting, curriculum development, and research workshop scheduling.


Corporate Political Contributions and Tax Avoidance

The Informativeness of Discretionary LLPs during the Financial Crisis

Political Uncertainty and Firm Investment: Project-level Evidence from M&A Activity

Managers’ Self-Inclusive Language in Conference Calls: Multi-Method Evidence

Education & Affiliations

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Ph.D. in Accounting (2012)
Suffolk University, M.S. in Accounting (2007)
SUNY at Buffalo, M.A in Economics (2005)
Fudan University, B.A in Economics (2004)

Zhenhua Chen is a member of American Accounting Association and American Finance Association.


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