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Zhang, Xiaojun

Associate Professor of Accounting
University of California, Berkeley


Educational Background

Ph.D.in Business Administration, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University


Professor Zhang is Co-chair of Haas Accounting Group and joined Haas School of BusinessAccouting division in 1998.

Honors / Achievements

Schwabacher Fellowship, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2001
Grant, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, 1997
Paul Montrone Scholarship, Columbia Business School, 1996

Short BIO

Professor Zhang is the Co-chair of Haas Accounting Group. He has published two books in accouting: “Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valution 2nd Edition in 2010 and 1st Edition in 2008. He is also active in external service and assignments such as Referee for Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review etc.


  • Haifeng You, Xiaojun Zhang (2009), Financial Reporting Complexity and Investor Underreaction to 10-K Information, Review of Accounting Studies.

    Pierre Jinghong Liang, Xiaojun Zhang (2006), Accounting Treatment of Inherent versus Incentive Uncertainties and the Capital Structure of the Firm, Journal of Accounting Research.

    Xiaojun Zhang (2005), Discussion of 'Conservatism, Growth and the Role of Accounting Numbers in Fundamental Analysis Process',Review of Accounting Studies.

    Brett Trueman, M.H.Franco Wong, Xiaojun Zhang (2003), Anomalous stock returns around internet firms’ earnings announcements,Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Stephen H. Penman, Xiaojun Zhang (2002), Accounting Conservatism, the Quality of Earnings, and Stock Returns, The Accounting Review.

    Sunil Dutta, Xiaojun Zhang (2002), Revenue Recognition in a Multiperiod Agency Setting, Journal of Accounting Research.

    Brett Trueman, M. H. Franco Wong, Xiao-Jun Zhang (2001), Back to Basics: Forecasting the Revenues of Internet Firms, Review of Accounting Studies.

    Xiaojun Zhang (2000), Conservative accounting and equity valuation, Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Brett Trueman, M. H. Franco Wong, Xiaojun Zhang (2000), The Eyeballs Have It: Searching for the Value in Internet Stocks, Journal of Accounting Research.

    James A. Ohlson, Xiaojun Zhang (1999), On the Theory of Forecast Horizon in Equity Valuation, Journal of Accounting Research.

    James A. Ohlson, Xiaojun Zhang (1998), Accrual Accounting and Equity Valuation, Journal of Accounting Research.