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Ronghuo Zheng

Associate Professor

Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Strategic Decision-Making, Voluntary Disclosure

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Ronghuo Zheng is an associate professor of accounting at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, teaching courses on managerial cost accounting.

A respected researcher, Zheng has published numerous articles, with his most influential ones analyzing corporate disclosure, information system design, and organ transplantation. His paper on examining investor uncertainty in manager reporting objectives found, for the first time, empirical evidence that compensation disclosures affect how investors perceived companies. Another paper examining the effect of introducing new airline routes on kidney sharing helps inform policymakers by highlighting operational constraints that threaten to hold back the organ transplantation system.

Zheng earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He attended Tsinghua University in China to earn a Bachelor of Engineering in automation and a Bachelor of Arts in economics.



PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Accounting


INFORMS PSOR Best Paper Award


William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University


GSA Conference Funding, Carnegie Mellon University


Excellent Academic Scholarship, Tsinghua University


First Prize in National Mathematical Olympiad in China

Gaoqing Zhang, and Ronghuo Zheng. Mar 2024.
Optimal Reporting Systems in Bank Runs.The Accounting Review 99(2): 457-481.

Aysa Dordzhieva, Volker Laux, Ronghuo Zheng. Aug 2022. Signaling Private Information via Accounting System Design. Journal of Accounting and Economics 74(1): 101494.

Volker Laux, and Ronghuo Zheng. July 2023. Early-Warning Signals and Risk-Shifting Incentives. The Accounting Review 98(4): 273-288.

Does Transportation Mean Transplantation? Impact of New Airline Routes on Sharing of Cadaveric Kidneys. By: Guihua Wang, Ronghuo Zheng, and Tinglong Dai. Management Science. May2022, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p3660-3679.


Signaling Private Information via Accounting System Design. By: Aysa Dordzhieva, Volker Laux, Ronghuo Zheng. Journal of Accounting and Economics.  Forthcoming.

Cyrus Aghamolla, Carlos Corona , and Ronghuo Zheng. 2021. No Reliance on Guidance: Counter-Signaling in Management Forecasts. RAND Journal of Economics 52(1), 207-245.


Hao Xue and Ronghuo Zheng. 2021. Word-of-Mouth Communication, Noise-driven Volatility, and Public Disclosure. Journal of Accounting and Economics 71(1), 101363.


Tinglong Dai, Ronghuo Zheng, and Katia Sycara. 2020. Jumping the Line, Charitably: Analysis and Remedy of Donor-Priority Rule. Management Science 66(2), 622-41.


Fabrizio Ferri, Ronghuo Zheng, and Yuan Zou. 2018. Uncertainty About Manager's Reporting Objectives and Investors' Response to Earnings Reports: Evidence from the 2006 Executive Compensation Disclosures. Journal of Accounting and Economics 66(2/3), 339-365.


Ronghuo Zheng, Nilanjan Chakraborty, Tinglong Dai, and Katia Sycara. 2016. Automated Multilateral Negotiation on Multiple Issues with Private Information. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 612-628.


Andreas Veit, Ying Xu, Ronghuo Zheng, Nilanjan Chakraborty, and Katia Sycara. 2014. Demand Side Energy Management via Multiagent Coordination in Consumer. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 50, 885-922.


Gaoqing Zhang, and Ronghuo Zheng.
Optimal Reporting Systems in Bank Runs.
The Accounting Review. Forthcoming.