Hongping Tan

Associate Professor, Accounting area coordinator
Academic title(s): 

Desautels Scholar

Contact Information
Email address: 
hongping.tan [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
ashley.mcwhinnie [at] mcgill.ca

472 Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


MGCR211 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Curriculum vitae: 
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Capital Markets
Data Analytics
Earnings Management
Emerging Markets
Firms' Disclosure Activities
Information Environment
International Finance
Graduate supervision: 

PhD accounting supervisor for Zhu Chen, Yaping Zheng, and Peng Wang

Taught previously at: 

July 2014 - June 2017    Associate Professor, York University

July 2012 - June 2014    Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013     Visiting Associate Professor, SUNY at Buffalo

July 2008 - June 2012    Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

July 2006 - June 2008    Assistant Professor, UNBC, Canada

June 2000 - June 2001    Visiting scholar at University of Toronto, Canada

July 1996 - Aug. 2001    Lecturer, Associate Professor, Hubei University, China

Selected publications: 
  1. Institutional Trading around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis, with Alan Huang and Russ Wermers, 2019. Conditional acceptance at Review of Financial Studies.
  2. The Effects of Analyst-Country Institutions on Biased Research: Evidence from Target Prices, 2019, Journal of Accounting Research, with Mark Bradshaw and Alan Huang.
  3. Geographic Proximit y and IPO Firm Coverage, 2015, Journal of Accounting and Economics 59 (1), pp. 41-59, with Patricia C. O'Brien.
  4. Do Foreigners Facilitate Information Transmission in Emerging Market? Journal of Financial Economics 105, 2012, with Kee-Hong Bae, Arzu Ozoguz, and Tony S. Wirjanto, pp. 209–227.
  5. Foreign Analyst Following and Forecast Accuracy after Mandated IFRS Adoptions. Journal of Accounting Research 49 (5), 2011, with Shiheng Wang and Mike Welker, pp. 1307-1357.
  6. Do Local Analysts Know More? A Cross-country Study of the Performance of Local Analysts and Foreign Analysts. Journal of Financial Economics 88, 2008, with Kee-Hong Bae and René Stulz, pp. 581–606. Featured in the February 2009 issue of the CFA Digest, a CFA Institute publication.
  7. International GAAP Differences: The Impact on Foreign Analysts. The Accounting Review 83, 2008, with Kee-Hong Bae and Michael Welker, pp. 593-628.
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

2016             SSHRC Insight Grant, 2016-2020, principal investigator, $89,600

2012             SSHRC Insight Grant, 2012-2016, co-applicant with Alan Huang, $117,558

2012             Best International Paper Award at the EFA 2012 Boston, MA

2011             CFA Best Paper Award at the 2011 FMA Asian Conference, New Zealand

2011             Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award at the 23rd Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues in Beijing, China

2011             SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2011-2014, with Patricia O'Brien and Tony Wirjanto, $87,062

2010             WatRISQ Research Award, 2011-2012, with Alan Huang, $5,000

2009             SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2009-2012, with Michael Welker and Shiheng Wang, $75,000, Research Time Stipend included

2008             SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2008-2011, $22,726

2006             Best Paper Award at the Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Seoul, Korea

2001-2005   Queen’s Graduate Award, Mcleod-D.I. Fellowship, Geoffrey H. Wood Scholarship

1999             Graduate Research Award of the Construction Bank of China, Wuhan University

1998             Top 10 Distinguished Youth Faculty of Hubei University, China


1.       DCF Please! Evidence from a Content Analysis of Analyst Reports, 2018, with Changqiu Yu. Presented at York University, McGill University, CAAA 2018 at Banff, and AAA 2018 and Washington D.C. Submied to a top 3 accounting journal.

2.      Institutional Trading around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis, with Alan Huang and Russ Wermers. Presented at McMaster, Ohio State, Rhode Island, Wilfrid Laurier, NFA 2013, Paris International Finance Conference 2013, EFA Vienna 2015. 1st  round revision for a Top 3 finance journal.

3.      Too Much of a Good Thing? Mandatory Risk Disclosure and Corporate Innovation, 2018, with Shiu-Yik Au. Presented at University of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and York University.

4.      Analyst Individualism and Earnings Forecast, 2015, with Claudia Qi and Ran Zhang. Presented at the 23rd Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, EFA 2012.

5.      Which analysts to believe? Analysts’ conflicts of interest and societal trust, with Kee-Hong Bae, Kiridaran Kanagaretnam. Presented in 2015 at Brock, CUFE, McGill, Peking, Wuhan, ZUEL. EFA 2016 at Baltimore.

6.      The Walk-down to Beatable Forecasts: International Evidence, with Jianfeng Wang, Michael Welker and Rania Zhang.

7.      Environmental Disclosure in 10-K filings and Stock Price Crashes, 2016, with June Woo Park.

8.      The Determinants and Consequence of Valuation Models around the World: A Content Analysis of Financial Analyst Reports, 2017, with  Changqiu Yu.