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Department of Business Administration Financial Accounting

Prof. Hui Chen, PhD

Prof. Chen is a full professor of accounting and joined the University of Zurich in 2014. Her research primarily addresses the economic effects of accounting regulations and practices. Specifically, her recent work examines how accounting affects product markets. How, for example, does mandatory accounting conservatism change a product market structure? Or how can insider trading soften product market competition? Another of her research interest is the political economy of accounting. How do public accounting firms Iobby for their clients? What is the economic return on corporate lobbying? She employs both modeling and data analysis techniques in her research, and her work has been cited by influential news outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and USA Today. You can access her recent working papers here.

Prof. Chen is also a research fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Management Accounting Research  and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Contact Information

University of Zurich
Department of Business Administration
Plattenstrasse 14 
CH-8032 Zurich

Office: Room PLM J 412
Phone: +41 44 634 51 78
Email: hui.chen[at]

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