Frank Zhang

Yale School of Management

Professor of Accounting

135 Prospect Street

P.O. Box 208200

New Haven, CT 06520-8200

United States

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

High-Frequency Trading, Stock Volatility, and Price Discovery

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2010
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management
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High-frequency trading, trading volume, volatility, return, price discovery

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The Characteristics that Provide Independent Information about Average U.S. Monthly Stock Returns

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 09 May 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2016
Jeremiah Green, John R. M. Hand and Frank Zhang
Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 4,918 (2,492)
Citation 89

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Firm characteristics; anomalies; cross-section; average U.S. monthly returns

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The Supraview of Return Predictive Signals

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 May 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2013
Jeremiah Green, John R. M. Hand and Frank Zhang
Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 2,733 (6,730)
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Return predictive signals, supraview, efficient markets

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Investment Cash Flow Sensitivities Really Reflect Related Investment Decisions

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2012
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Yale School of Management
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Accruals, Cash flows, growth, investment-cash flow sensitivity

Accruals, Investment, and the Accrual Anomaly

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jan 2006
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management
Downloads 1,684 (14,421)
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Accruals, investment, persistence, accrual anomaly, earnings management

Accruals, Investment, and the Accrual Anomaly

Accounting Review, Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. 1333-1364, October 2007
Posted: 05 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2007
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management

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Accruals, investment, persistence, accrual anomaly, earnings management

Information Uncertainty and Analyst Forecast Behavior

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Jul 2005
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management
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Analyst forecasts error, forecast revision, information uncertainty, underreaction

Information Uncertainty and Analyst Forecast Behavior

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer 2006
Posted: 27 Jan 2006
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management

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analyst forecasts error, forecast revision, information uncertainty, underreaction

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Citation 226

Information Uncertainty and Stock Returns

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Apr 2004
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management
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Information uncertainty, analyst forecast revision, momentum, expected returns

Information Uncertainty and Stock Returns

Journal of Finance, Vol. 61, No. 1, February 2006
Posted: 08 Nov 2004
Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management

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Fundamental Analysis and Option Returns

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2013
Purdue University - Department of Accounting, City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy and Yale School of Management
Downloads 1,293 (21,844)
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Fundamental analysis, return, volatility, accounting signals

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Errors and Questionable Judgments in Analysts' DCF Models

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2016
Jeremiah Green, John R. M. Hand and Frank Zhang
Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 1,158 (25,698)
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Analysts, sophistication, DCF, valuation, errors, judgments

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The Use of Residual Income Valuation Methods by U.S. Sell-Side Equity Analysts

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2016
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Truman State University, Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management
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Residual income valuation, DCF, sell-side equity analysts

The power of firm fundamental information in explaining stock returns

Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 18-7
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2020
Shuai Shao, Robert C. Stoumbos and Frank Zhang
Zhejiang University, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management
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earnings, cash flows, firm fundamentals, stock returns

The Power of Firm Fundamental Information in Explaining Stock Returns

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Nov 2020
Shuai Shao, Robert C. Stoumbos and Frank Zhang
Zhejiang University, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management
Downloads 268 (157,421)
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Stock returns, earnings, firm fundamentals

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Citation 24

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management
Downloads 583 (64,595)
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accrual accounting, accruals, cash flows, earnings management, accrual quality

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management
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accrual accounting, accruals, cash flows, earnings management, accrual quality

The Changing Landscape of Accrual Accounting

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2016
Posted: 19 Jun 2016
Robert M. Bushman, Alina Lerman and Frank Zhang
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting and Yale School of Management

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accrual accounting;accruals;cash flows;earnings management;accrual quality

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Citation 31

Tax Expense Momentum

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 663 (54,794)
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tax expense, stock return, anomaly, momentum

Tax Expense Momentum

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Dec 2010
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
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tax expense, momentum, stock returns

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Citation 15

Non-Executive Employee Ownership and Corporate Risk

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2297996
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
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Employee ownership, employee compensation, executive compensation, risk

Non-Executive Employee Ownership and Corporate Risk

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2014
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
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Employee ownership, employee compensation, executive compensation, risk

Analyst Interest as an Early Indicator of Firm Fundamental Changes and Stock Returns

The Accounting Review: May 2015, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 1049-1078.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 May 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2017
University of Delaware - Accounting & MIS, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
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analyst interest, firm fundamentals, analyst coverage, institutional ownership, trading volume, stock returns

Analyst Interest as an Early Indicator of Firm Fundamental Changes and Stock Returns

The Accounting Review: May 2015, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 1049-1078.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2017
University of Delaware - Accounting & MIS, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
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analyst interest, firm fundamentals, analyst coverage, institutional ownership, trading volume, stock returns

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Citation 13

Valuation of Tax Expense

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2012
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 431 (93,549)
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Valuation, stock returns, tax expense

Valuation of Tax Expense

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 348 (119,511)
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Tax expense, stock returns, profitability, value relevance, valuation

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Citation 1

Understanding the Accrual Anomaly

Ross School of Business Paper No. 1100
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2009
Jin (Ginger) Wu, Lu Zhang and Frank Zhang
University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance, Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business and Yale School of Management
Downloads 706 (50,434)
Citation 1

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The accruals anomaly, total accruals, discretionary accruals, net operating assets, investment-based asset pricing, capital investment, time-varying expected returns

Understanding the Accrual Anomaly

NBER Working Paper No. w13525
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 24 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2022
Jin (Ginger) Wu, Lu Zhang and Frank Zhang
University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance, Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business and Yale School of Management
Downloads 60 (485,183)

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Overreaction to Intra-Industry Information Transfers?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2007
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 728 (48,424)
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Intra-industry information transfer, market efficiency, stock returns, earnings surprises

Overreaction to Intra-Industry Information Transfers?

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 21 Nov 2007
Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management

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information transfer, earnings, returns, overreaction

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Buy-Side Analysts and Earnings Conference Calls

Journal of Accounting Research, June 2018, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 913-952.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 26 May 2018
University of Delaware - Accounting & MIS, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 529 (73,042)
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Buy-side analysts, institutional investors, sell-side analysts, earnings conference calls

Buy-Side Analysts and Earnings Conference Calls

Journal of Accounting Research, June 2018, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 913-952.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 26 May 2018
University of Delaware - Accounting & MIS, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
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Buy-side analysts, institutional investors, sell-side analysts, earnings conference calls

Buy‐Side Analysts and Earnings Conference Calls

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2018
Posted: 15 Aug 2018
University of Delaware - Accounting & MIS, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management

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Buy-Side Analysts, Institutional Investors, Sell-Side Analysts, Earnings Conference Calls

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CEO Optimism, Analyst Rationality, and Earnings Forecast Bias

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 30 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2009
M.H. Franco Wong and Frank Zhang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Yale School of Management
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Managerial optimism, analyst forecast, rationality

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Spring-Loading Future Performance When No One is Looking? Earnings and Cash Flow Management Around Acquisitions

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2015
Shuping Chen, Jacob K. Thomas and Frank Zhang
University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business, Yale School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 586 (64,921)
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Earnings management, cash flow management, merger and acquisition, accruals

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Why are Recommendations Optimistic? Evidence from Analysts’ Coverage Initiations

Review of Accounting Studies 16, 2011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2013
Yonca Ertimur, Frank Zhang and Volkan Muslu
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Accounting, Yale School of Management and C.T. Bauer College of Business University of Houston
Downloads 583 (65,348)
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Analysts, Conflicts of Interest, Selection Bias, Coverage Initiations

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Further Evidence on Analyst and Investor Mis-Weighting of Prior Period Cash Flows and Accruals

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jun 2003
Anwer S. Ahmed, Frank Zhang and Khalid Nainar
Texas A&M University - Mays Business School, Yale School of Management and McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business
Downloads 568 (67,584)
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market efficiency, analyst forecast efficiency, accruals, cash flows

Orphans Deserve Attention: Financial Reporting in the Missing Months When Corporations Change Fiscal Year

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 May 2010 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2011
Kai Du and Frank Zhang
Pennsylvania State University and Yale School of Management
Downloads 333 (125,506)

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Financial reporting, earnings management, accruals, return, fiscal year-end

Orphans Deserve Attention: Financial Reporting in the Missing Months When Corporations Change Fiscal Year

Accounting Review, May 2013
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Dec 2012
Kai Du and Frank Zhang
Pennsylvania State University and Yale School of Management
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Earnings management, incentives, consequences, fiscal year end

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Does financial reporting above or below operating income matter to firms and investors? The case of investment income in China

Review of Accounting Studies, 2018 (23), 1754-1790.
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Mei Luo, Shuai Shao and Frank Zhang
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Zhejiang University and Yale School of Management
Downloads 454 (88,846)
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core earnings, investment income, operating income, mispricing

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The Q-Theory Approach to Understanding the Accrual Anomaly

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 31 Aug 2009
Jin (Ginger) Wu, Lu Zhang and Frank Zhang
University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance, Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business and Yale School of Management
Downloads 435 (93,302)
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The accruals anomaly, total accruals, discretionary accruals, net operating assets, investment-based asset pricing, capital investment, time-varying expected returns

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GDP Management to Meet or Beat Growth Targets

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2018
Lyu Changjiang, Kemin Wang, Frank Zhang and Zhang Xin
Fudan University - School of Management, Fudan University - School of Management, Yale School of Management and Fudan University - School of Management
Downloads 401 (102,517)
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GDP growth, earnings management, political economy, discontinuity, forecast error

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Earnings Management via Not-wholly-owned Subsidiaries

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Mei Luo, Frank Zhang and Xinyi Zhang
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Yale School of Management and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) - Business School
Downloads 395 (104,319)

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earnings management, income shifting, tunneling, subsidiary, loss

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Information Uncertainty and Acquirer Wealth Losses

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2011
Merle Erickson, Shiing-wu Wang and Frank Zhang
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Yale School of Management
Downloads 373 (111,334)
Citation 1

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Merger, acquisition, cost of capital, uncertainty, return

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Using Economic Links between Firms to Detect Accounting Fraud

The Accounting Review, forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
Chenchen Li, Ningzhong Li and Frank Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas and Yale School of Management
Downloads 332 (126,638)

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Fraud, economic link, revenue, accounting information, customer

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Does Mandatory Short Selling Disclosure Lead to Investor Herding Behavior?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2022
John C. Heater, Ye Liu, Qin Tan and Frank Zhang
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fudan University, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Yale School of Management
Downloads 329 (127,896)

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Short sale, herding, disclosure, firm fundamentals, stock returns

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The Effect of Dispersion on the Informativeness of Analyst Target Prices

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2022
Asa Palley, Thomas D. Steffen and Frank Zhang
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Operation & Decision Technologies, Yale University School of Management and Yale School of Management
Downloads 312 (135,075)
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analyst forecast, target price, stock return, dispersion, retail investors

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Meet, Beat, and Pollute

Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Jacob K. Thomas, Wentao Yao, Frank Zhang and Wei Zhu
Yale School of Management, Xiamen University - School of Management, Yale School of Management and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Downloads 296 (142,826)

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ESG; corporate sustainability; managerial short-termism; meeting earnings benchmarks; real earnings management; externality

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The Change in Information Uncertainty and Acquirer Wealth Losses

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jun 2011
Merle Erickson, Shiing-wu Wang and Frank Zhang
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting and Yale School of Management
Downloads 216 (194,741)
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information uncertainty, return, merger, acquisition, cost of capital

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Evading the Torpedo: Why Managers Avoid Stock Splits

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 May 2021 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2022
John C. Heater, Ye Liu, Qin Tan and Frank Zhang
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fudan University, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Yale School of Management
Downloads 129 (300,143)

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Stock Splits, Earnings, Returns, Non-proportional Thinking

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Winning Is Not Enough: Changing Landscapes of Earnings Surprises and the Market Reaction

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 May 2021 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2022
John C. Heater, Ye Liu, Qin Tan and Frank Zhang
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Fudan University, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Yale School of Management
Downloads 88 (388,210)

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Analyst forecast, earnings surprises, earnings announcement returns, capital markets, discontinuity

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Internet Appendix for “Using Economic Links between Firms to Detect Accounting Fraud”

The Accounting Review, forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 May 2022
Chenchen Li, Ningzhong Li and Frank Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas and Yale School of Management
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fraud; economic link; revenue; accounting information; customer

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Dark trading and post earnings announcement drift

Management Science
Posted: 01 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2020
Jacob K. Thomas, Frank Zhang and Wei Zhu
Yale School of Management, Yale School of Management and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy

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Dark trading; Post-earnings-announcement-drift; Arbitrage costs; Price efficiency

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Measuring the information content of disclosures: The role of return noise

The Accounting Review https://doi.org/10.2308/TAR-2021-0075
Posted: 29 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2022
Jacob K. Thomas, Frank Zhang and Wei Zhu
Yale School of Management, Yale School of Management and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy

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Return noise; return volatility; information content; U-statistic