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Mingyi HUNG
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,
    Chair Professor (2016-present), Professor (2012-2016)
2006-2007   The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Associate Professor
1999-2014   University of Southern California, Arthur Anderson & Co. Alumni Associate Professor (2009-2012), Associate Professor (2006-2009), Assistant Professor (1999-2006),
    on leave (2006-2007 and 2012-2014).
1998-1999   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer,



  • "Board reforms and firm value: Worldwide evidence." (2016) Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming (with Larry Fauver, Xi Li, and Alvaro G. 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
  • 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 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-present
  • The Accounting Review, Editorial Board, 2013-2015
  • Journal of International Business Studies, Editorial Board, 2012-present


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