Yuan Tao


Yuan Tao 

Email: finyuan@nju.edu.cn 

Assistant Professor,Department of Accounting


Education Background                                                               

  • Ph.D. in Finance, City University of Hong Kong, 2015-2019

  • M.Phil. in Finance, Lingnan University, 2013-2015 

  • B.A. in Energy and Power Engineering and Finance (Minor), Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2008-2012 

Research Interests                                                              

  • Empirical corporate finance; Accountancy 


1. “Does political corruption impede firm innovation? Evidence from the United States” (with Qianqian Huang), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming  

Working Papers                                                              

1. Political corruption and accounting Conservatism (with Lingmin Xie and Jeong Bon Kim) 

2. Trademark and IPO underpricing (With Bin Yang) 

3. Board interlock and contagion effect of financial misreporting: Evidence from bank loans  

Research Grant  

  • Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2016-2018 

  • Start-up Research Grant, Nanjing University, 2019-2022 


  • NanjingU Research New Star award, 2019 

  • CityU Ph.D. Research Excellence Award, 2019 

  • CFA Charterholder, 2018                                                       

  • AFA Ph.D. Student Travel Grant, 2018                                                

  • CityU Best Summer Paper Award to Junior Ph.D. Students, 2017                        

  • CFA Student Scholarship, 2016                                             

Conference Participation                                                      

  • FMA Asia/Pacific Conference, 2019 

  • AFA Ph.D. Poster Session, 2018  

  • 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference and Ph.D. Forum, 2017 

  • 2nd Entrepreneurial Finance Conference, 2017 

Professional Affiliation 

  • Charted Financial AnalystⓇ, Charter holder  

  • Member of AFA, WFA, FMA, Beta Gamma Sigma.