Yi Liang
Assistant Professor


Yi Liang joined the Accounting Department in Fall 2015. Dr. Liang deploys empirical archival methods to analyze accounting research questions. His research interests include financial and managerial accounting with a focus on the economic impact of corporate governance reforms and corporate laws. He is also interested in applying new methods, such as structural estimation and text analysis. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. at the Carnegie Mellon University; and B.S. at Tsinghua University. He served as an instructor while completing his doctoral studies. He currently teaches Accounting Information Systems to B.B.A. and M.S.A. students.

Sample Publications

  • “Securities-Based Crowdfunding by Startups: Does Auditor Attestation Matter?,” with Jing Gong and Jayanthi Krishnan. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
  • “Technical Debt and Firm Performance,” with Rajiv Banker and Narayan Ramasubbu. Management Science, forthcoming.
  • “Director-Liability-Reduction Laws and Conditional Conservatism,” with Sudipta Basu. Journal of Accounting Research, 2019, 57(4): 889-917.
  • “Cost Management Research,” with Rajiv Banker, Dmitri Byzalov, and Shunlan Fang. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2018, 30(3): 187-209.


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Accounting Information Systems (BBA)
  • Accounting Information Systems (MSA)

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Accounting Regulation and Corporate Laws, Management Accounting, Financial Institutions

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