Assistant Professor of Accounting
Office: 306 Business Building
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. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Accounting, Economics, and Law, American Accounting Association Annual Meetings, and FARS Mid-year Meetings.
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.
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.
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