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. At Tulane, he appreciates working alongside world-class colleagues in both accounting and finance to pursue rigorous and interesting scholarship and teaching.

Professor Chen's current research focuses on how economic, behavioral and political processes shape corporate decisions such as financial reporting, tax avoidance, and investment.


Professor Chen teaches Intermediate Accounting 1 (ACCN 3100).

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Professor Chen's work has been presented at both national and international institutions, including Duke University, University of Tennessee, Rutgers University, McGill University, University of Memphis, Florida International University, Louisiana State University, Fudan University, Renmin University of China, UNC/Duke accounting fall camp, Texas Lone Star Conference, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, and American Taxation Association meeting.

Professor Chen brings his passion for accounting and education to the Freeman School. He emphasizes the communication role of accounting as the language of business, and strives to bring the intellectual rewards of accounting into his classroom. Students not only learn how to record economic transactions in the accounting information system, but also how to connect these transactions to real world settings.

Education & Affiliations

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Ph.D. in Accounting