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Mingyi HUNG
Fung Term Professor of Accounting

Chair Professor
Email: acmy@ust.hk

Ph. D.,1998  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Accounting       
B.S.M., 1993  National Chiao Tung University, Management Science

2012-present   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
    Fung Term Professor of Accounting (2017 - present)
    Chair Professor (2016-present), Professor (2012-2016)
1999-2014   University of Southern California, Arthur Anderson & Co.
    Alumni Associate Professor (2009-2012, on leave in 2006-
    2007 and 2012-2014), Associate Professor (2006-2009),
    Assistant Professor (1999-2006)
2006-2007   The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Associate Professor
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer



  • "The effect of mandatory CSR disclosure on firm profitability and social externalities: Evidence from China" Journal of Accounting & Economics forthcoming (with Yi-Chun Chen and Yongxiang Wang)

  • "Governance reforms and firm value: Worldwide evidence” (2017) Journal of Financial Economics 125, 120–142 (with Larry Fauver, Xi Li, and Alvaro Taboada)

  • "Post-earnings-announcement drift in global markets: Evidence from an information shock." (2015) The Review of Financial Studies 28, 1242-1283 (with Xi Li and Shiheng Wang)

  • "The use of debt covenants worldwide: Institutional determinants and implications on financial reporting." (2016) Contemporary Accounting Research 33, 644-681 (with Hyun Hong and Jieying Zhang.)

  • "Does mandatory IFRS adoption affect crash risk?" The Accounting Review 90, 265-299. (with Mark DeFond, Siqui Li and Yinghua Li)

  • "The value of political ties versus market credibility: Evidence from corporate scandals in China." (2015) Contemporary Accounting Research 32, 1641-1675 (with TJ Wong and Fang Zhang)

  • "The impact of mandatory IFRS adoption on IPOs in global capital markets." (2014). The Accounting Review 89, 1365-1397 (with Hyun Hong and Gerald Lobo). 

  • "Has the widespread adoption of IFRS reduced US firms' attractiveness to foreign investors?" (2011) Journal of International Accounting Research 11, 27-55 (with Mark DeFond, Xuesong Hu and Siqi Li).

  • "Political considerations in the decision of Chinese SOEs to list in Hong Kong."  (2012), Journal of Accounting & Economics 53, 435-449 (with T.J Wong and Tianyu Zhang).

  • "Corporate governance in the recent financial crisis: Evidence from financial institutions worldwide." (2012) Journal of Corporate Finance 18, 289-411 (with David Erkens and Pedro Matos).

  • "Was the Sarbanes-Oxley Act good news for corporate bond holders?" (2011). Accounting Horizons 25, 465-485. (with Mark DeFond, Emre Karaoglu (Emre Carr), and Jieying Zhang).

  • "The impact of mandatory IFRS adoption on foreign mutual fund ownership: The role of
    comparability." (2011) . Journal of Accounting & Economics 51, 240-258 (with Mark DeFond, Xuesong Hu, and Siqi Li).

  • “Home bias, foreign mutual fund holdings, and the voluntary adoption of International Accounting Standards." (2007). Journal of Accounting Research 45, 41-70 (with Vicentiu Covrig and Mark DeFond).

  • "Investor protection and analysts' each flow forecasts around the world." (2007). Review of Accounting Studies 12, 377-419 (with Mark DeFond).

  • "Investor protection and the information content of annual earnings announcements: International evidence." (2007). Journal of Accounting & Economics 43, 37-67 (with Mark DeFond and Robert Trezevant).

  • "Financial statement effects of adopting International Accounting Standards: The case of Germany." (2007). Review of Accounting Studies 12, 623-657 (with K.R. Subramanyam)

  • "Investor protection and corporate governance: Evidence from worldwide CEO turnover." (2004). Journal of Accounting Research 42, 269-312 (with Mark DeFond).

  • "An empirical analysis of analysts' cash flow forecasts." (2003). Journal of Accounting & Economics 35, 73-100 (with Mark DeFond).

  • "Information and trading risks in global investing: An empirical analysis of research location and Pacific mutual fund performance." (2001). Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting 12, 1-23.

  • "Accounting standards and value relevance of earnings: An international analysis" (2000) Journal of Accounting & Economics 30, 401-420.


  • Best Discussant Award, MIT Asia Conference in Accounting, 2015.

  • Best Paper Award, European Accounting Association annual meeting, 2008.

  • Best Paper Prize, Journal of Accounting & Economics, 2007

  • Finalist, Franklin prize for teaching excellence (HKUST MBA required courses), 2017.

  • Dean’s Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013, 2017.

  • Faculty Teaching Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.

  • MBA Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Southern California, 2006.

  • Gamma Sigma Alpha Professor of the Year, University of Southern California, 2003.

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology research grant, 2012, 2015, 2016.

  • The Hong Kong University Grant Commission General Research Fund, 2009.

  • The Hong Kong University Grant Commission Earmarked Research Grant, 2007.

  • USC U.S. – China Institute Faculty Research Grant, 2007.

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong RGC Research Grant, 2006.

  • USC CIBEAR Grants, PRIME Hong Kong/Shenzhen/Dongguan trip faculty observer, 2007;
     EMBA China trip faculty observer, 2002; PRIME Tokyo trip faculty observer, 2000. 

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong Center for Institutions and Governance Research fellow, 2007-present.


  • The Accounting Review, Editor, 2015-2017

  • The Accounting Review, Editorial Board, 2013-2015, 2017-present

  • Journal of International Business Studies, Editorial Board, 2012-present

  • Journal of International Accounting Research, Editorial Board, 2017-present


  • The Economist, Financial Times, CFO.com, Boardmember.com, American Accounting Association (AAA) press release, Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative (FASRI)