Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Zhang Huai
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Accounting
Deputy Director, Centre for Accounting & Auditing Research (CAAR)
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Prof. Huai Zhang received his B.A. from Peking University and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has published in the following Financial Times Top-50 journals: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. He is devoted to mentoring young talent, and the majority of his publications are coauthored with his doctoral students. He received the Best Paper Award at the 2004 International Finance Conference and the 2016 Midwest Finance Association Meeting. He was also the recipient of Nanyang Business School Research Excellence Award in 2011, 2013 and 2019. He is the President of CAPANA (Chinese Accounting Professors' Association of North America), and the keynote speaker at several accounting research conferences. He sits on the editorial board of several academic journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, China Accounting and Finance Review, the International Journal of Accounting and Review of Accounting and Finance.
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