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Ciao-Wei Chen

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Iowa, 2015
Master of Accountancy, University of Iowa, 2008
B.B.A., Accounting, National Taiwan University, 2006

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 to present
Lecturer, University of Washington - Seattle, 2015-2016

Recent Publications

Chen, C. Forthcoming. The Disciplinary Role of Financial Statements: Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions of Privately Held Targets. Journal of Accounting Research

Chen, C., Collins, D., Kravet, T., Mergenthaler, R. 2018. Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions. Contemporary Accounting Research, 35: 164-202

Chen, C., Hepfer, B., Quinn, P., Wilson, R. 2018. The Effect of Tax-Motivated Income Shifting on Information Asymmetry. Review of Accounting Studies, 23: 958-1004

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017, 2018

FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, American Accounting Association, 2017

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis

Capital Markets; Financial Reporting; Corporate Investments; Merger and Acquisitions; Disclosures