Kai Du

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 306 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-4001
Fax: 814-863-8393
E-mail: kxd30@psu.edu


Professor Du studies the relationship between accounting information and economic fundamentals in dynamic settings and the financial services industry. He also conducts empirical investigations of earnings management and market use of information. His research appears in The Accounting Review and is reported in business media such as the New York Times.

Professor Du holds a PhD in accounting from Yale. He was a Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow (2011-2012) and a Harry and Heesun You Fellow (2011-2012). He teaches Intermediate Financial Accounting at Penn State.

Publication List

Kai Du and Frank Zhang, "Orphans Deserve Attention: Financial Reporting in the Missing Months When Corporations Change Fiscal Year", The Accounting Review, , 88 (3), 945-975.

Media Mention

Hiding Losses, Via the Calendar,  New York Times


PhD, Accounting, Yale University,  2012 

MA, Economics, Georgetown University,  2007 

BA, Finance, Peking University,  2004 


ACCTG 471, Intermediate Financial Accounting I