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Shuping Chen


Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Financial Analysts, Firm Value, Management Disclosure, Ownership Structure, Voluntary Disclosure

Shuping Chen

Shuping Chen is a professor of accounting at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

Chen is a respected researcher in her field and has covered topics such as corporate voluntary and mandatory closure practices, information quality of social media investment platforms and research output, and the impact of ownership structure on companies’ reporting choices. Her work is heavily cited.

Chen has been invited to present her research at the Harvard Business School Information, Markets, and Organizations Conference; Texas A&M University; and the European Accounting Review Special Topic Conference, among many others.

Chen earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Southern California in 2003.



MPA program Amplify & Inclusion Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business


Amplify Inclusion Award, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business


McCombs Professional MBA Honor Roll Professor


University of Texas Atlantic Richfield Centennial Faculty Fellow in Accounting


University of Washington CFO Research Forum Fellowship


University of Washington Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year



Shuping Chen; Bin Miao; Kristen Valentine. Corporate Control Contests and the Asymmetric Disclosure of Bad News: Evidence from Peer Firm Disclosure Response to Takeover Threat. The Accounting Review (2022) 97 (1): 123–146.

Shuping Chen, Ben Miao, and Kristen Valentine. Corporate Control Contests and the Asymmetric Disclosure of Bad News: Evidence from Peer Firm Disclosure Response to Takeover Threat. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.


Shuping Chen, Jake Thomas, and Frank Zhang. 2016. Spring-Loading When No One is Looking? Earnings and Cash Flow Management Around Acquisitions. Review of Accounting Studies 21(4), 1081-1115.


Shuping Chen, Bin Miao, and Terry Shevlin. 2015. A New Measure of Disclosure Quality: The Level of Disaggregation of Accounting Data in Annual Reports. Journal of Accounting Research 53(5), 1017-1054.


Shuping Chen, Xia Chen, and Qiang Cheng. 2014. Conservatism and Equity Ownership of the Founding Family. European Accounting Review23(3), 403-430.


Andrew Call, Shuping Chen, Bin Miao, and Yen Tong. 2014. Short-Term Earnings Guidance and Accrual-Based Earnings Management. Review of Accounting Studies 19(2), 955-987.


Andrew C. Call, Shuping Chen, and Yen H. Tong. 2013. Are Analysts' Cash Flow Forecasts Naïve Extensions of Their Own Earnings Forecasts? Contemporary Accounting Research 30(2), 438-465.


Shuping Chen, Dawn Matsumoto, and Shiva Rajgopal. 2011. Is silence golden? An empirical analysis of firms that stop giving quarterly earnings guidance. Journal of Accounting & Economics 51(1/2), 134-150.


Shuping Chen, Xia Chen, Qiang Cheng, and Terry Shevlin. 2010. Are Family Firms More Tax Aggressive than Non-Family Firms? Journal of Financial Economics 95(1), 41-61.


Andrew Call, Shuping Chen, and Yen Tong. 2009. Are Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts More Accurate When Accompanied by Cash Flow Forecasts? Review of Accounting Studies 14, 358-391.


Shuping Chen, Xia Chen, and Qiang Cheng. 2008. Do Family Firms Provide More or Less Voluntary Disclosure? Journal of Accounting Research46, 499-536.


Shuping Chen, Terry Shevlin, and Yen H. Tong. 2007. Does the Pricing of Financial Reporting Quality Change Around Dvidend Changes? Journal of Accounting Research 45, 1-40.


Shuping Chen and Dawn Matsumoto. 2006. Favorable Versus Unfavorable Recommendations: The Impact on Analyst Access to Management-Provided Information. Journal of Accounting Research 44, 657-689.


William Baber, Shuping Chen, and Sok-Hyon Kang. 2006. Stock Price Reactions to Evidence of Earnings Management: Implications for Supplementary Financial Disclosure. Review of Accounting Studies 11, 5-19.


Shuping Chen, Mark DeFond, and Chul Park. 2002. Voluntary Disclosure of Balance Sheet Information at Quarterly Earnings Announcements. Journal of Accounting and Economics 33, 229-251.