Hong Qu

Assistant Professor in Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 357 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-3209
Fax: 814-863-8393
E-mail: hxq2@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2010


Introduction

Professor Qu’s research interest is in information economics and experimental economics. Her research applies experimental methods to study decision making in financial market and organizational contexts. Her research interest includes the coordination role of public information, the impact of public disclosure quality on price efficiency and the cost of capital, and the impact of social norm on honesty.


Current Research

Rotten Apples and Sterling Examples: Moral Reasoning and Peer Influences on Honesty in Managerial Reporting, with Steven Huddart, under revise and resubmit at The Accounting Review

Conservative Reporting and Cooperation, with Paul Fischer, working paper


Expertise

Information disclosure and strategic coordination;
Feedback effect of asset markets on real investments


Publication List

Hong Qu, "How Do Market Prices and Cheap Talk Affect Coordination", Journal of Accounting Research, December 2013, 51, pp.1221-1260.

Orie Barron and Hong Qu, "Information Asymmetry and the Ex Ante Impact of Public Disclosure Quality on Price Efficiency and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from a Laboratory Market", The Accounting Review, Forthcoming, 51.


Education

PhD, Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University,  2010 

MS, Accounting and Finance, LSE,  2003 

BE, Industrial Foreign Trade, Tongji University,  2000 


Courses

ACCTG471, Intermediate Financial Accounting I