Barbara Su
Assistant Professor


Dr. Barbara Su is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Her current research primarily focuses on financial institutions and debt markets. She has published papers in leading journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Review of Accounting Studies. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Accounting Horizons. She teaches data analytics, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.

Prior to joining the PhD program, Barbara Su accumulated work experience in various accounting and consulting roles at Diageo, General Electric, Ernst & Young, Bain & Company, and Roland Berger. She earned her PhD in Accounting from the University of Toronto. She received a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Queen’s University in Canada, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Sample Publication

“The Effect of Auditor Litigation Risk on Client Access to Bank Debt: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment” with Mahfuz Chy and Gus De Franco. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 71(1), 101354, 2021

“Banking Practices and Borrowing Firms’ Financial Reporting Quality: Evidence from Bank Cross-Selling” Sole-authored. Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming

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