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Yanfeng Xue

Yanfeng Xue

Title: Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Department: Accountancy

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 601R

Phone: (202) 994-6747


Degrees: PhD in Management (Accounting), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
MA in Economics, Tufts University, 1998
BS in Finance, Renmin University of China (People's University of China), 1996

Areas of Expertise: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Capital Markets, and Corporate Governance


  • "Analysts' Momentum Recommendations." with Volkan Muslu, Forthcoming, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting
  • "Fundamental Analysis, Institutional Investment, and Limit to Arbitrage", with May H. Zhang, November/December 2011
    Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
  • "Determinants of disclosure noncompliance and the effect of the SEC review: Evidence from the 2006 mandated compensation disclosure regulations" with John Robinson and Yong Yu, July 2011, The Accounting Review
  • "Understanding Analysts' Use of Stock Returns and Other Analysts' Forecasts when Forecasting Earnings" with Michael Clement and Jeffrey Hales, April 2011, Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • "Make or Buy New Technology: A CEO Compensation Contract's Role in a Firm's Route to Innovation", Sole Author, December 2007, Review of Accounting Studies


  • George Washington University, School of Business, Department of Accountancy 9/2008 - Present
    Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Accounting Department 7/2004 - 5/2008
    Assistant Professor
  • AES NewEnergy, an AES Corporation company, Boston, MA 12/1998 - 8/2000
    Energy Trading Risk Management Analyst
  • Shell Group in Northeast Asia, Beijing, China 7/1996 - 8/1997
    Finance Manager