faculty_yuAssociate Professor of Accounting and Director of the Accounting Program

Ph.D. Accounting, Georgia Institute of Technology
Fields:  Auditing, Corporate Governance and Financial Accounting
Office:  HW 1549A
Voice:  (212)772-5395
Fax:     212-772-5398
Email: wy109@hunter.cuny.edu

Wei Yu’s CV

Professor Wei Yu earned her doctorate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. She taught at University of Tennessee and Lehigh University before joining the faculty at Hunter College. Prior to entering academia, she worked for KPMG as an auditor. Professor Yu’s research employs experimental and archival approaches to examine the effects of audit quality and corporate governance on financial reporting quality. Her research has been accepted and published in academic journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizon and Managerial Auditing Journal. Professor Yu’s work has been featured on Accounting Today, CFO.com, Economia and CFOworld.


“The Relation between Audit Fee Cuts during the Global Financial Crisis and Earnings Quality and Audit Quality” (with Long Chen and Gopal Krishnan), Advances in Accounting, November 2018, Vol. 43: 14-31

“Debt Covenant Violations, Firm Financial Distress, and Auditor Actions” (with Gopal Krishnan and Lori Shefchik), Contemporary Accounting Research, Spring 2017, Vol. 34 Issue 1: 186-215

“Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports” (with Long Chen, Bin Srinidhi, and Albert Tsang), Journal of Management Accounting Research, Summer 2016, Vol. 28 Issue 2: 53-76

“Perspective Taking in Auditor-Manager Interactions: An Experimental Investigation of Auditor Behavior” (with Bryan Church, Marietta Peytcheva and Ong-Ard Singtokul) Accounting, Organization and Society, August 2015, Vol. 45

“Do Auditor-Provided Tax Services Impair the Value Relevance of Earnings?” (with Gopal Krishnan and Gnanakumar Visvanathan) Journal of the American Taxation Association, Spring 2013, Vol. 35 No. 1

“Do Small Firms Benefit from Auditor Attestation of Internal Control Effectiveness” (with Gopal
Krishnan) Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, 2012 November Vol. 34 No. 1

“CFO/CEO-Board Social Ties, Sarbanes Oxley, and Earnings Management” (with Gopal Krishnan,
K. K. Raman and Ke Yang) Accounting Horizon, 2011 September

“Further Evidence on Knowledge Spillover and the Joint Determination of Audit and Non-Audit
Fees” (with Gopal Krishnan) Managerial Auditing Journal, 2011 Vol. 26 No. 3