Hongping Tan

Professor, Accounting
Hongping Tan
Contact Information
Email address: 
hongping.tan [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
nicoleta.anton [at] mcgill.ca

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


Financial analysts, corporate disclosure and data analytics.


MGCR211 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Acct434(451) Advanced Topics of Data Analytics in Capital Market

ACCT696 Data Analytics in Capital Market

ACCT705 Phd Advanced Topics: Data Analytics

Curriculum vitae: 
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Big Data & Machine Learning
Capital Markets
Corporate Finance
Data Analytics
International Finance
Law & Finance
Graduate supervision: 

PhD accounting supervisor for Yaping Zheng, Peng Wang, Ken Duan, Ximi Wang, Tomas Milos, Drewer Ng

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. Valuation Uncertainty and Analysts’ Use of DCF Models, 2021, with Shengzhong Huang, Xiongyuan Wang, and Changqiu Yu, 2023. Review of Accounting Studies 28: 827–861.
  2. Institutional Trading around Corporate News: Evidence from Textual Analysis, with Alan Huang and Russ Wermers, 2020. Review of Financial Studies 33(10): 4627-4675.
  3. The Effects of Analyst-Country Institutions on Biased Research: Evidence from Target Prices, 2019, Journal of Accounting Research 57 (1): 85-120, with Mark Bradshaw and Alan Huang.
  4. Geographic Proximit y and IPO Firm Coverage, 2015, Journal of Accounting and Economics 59 (1), pp. 41-59, with Patricia C. O'Brien.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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: 

2023             SSHRC Connection Grant, 2023 McGill Accounting Research Conference: Accounting and Sustainability, 2023-2025, co-applicant with Brian Wenzel and Peter Oh, $21,783.

2022             SSHRC Insight Grant Stream B 435-2022-0757, Private Interaction with Management: Evidence from Textual Analysis of Analyst Reports, 2022-2026, principal investigator, $147,966, with Minkang Lu, Guang Ma, Changqiu Yu

2019             SSHRC Insight Grant 435-2019-0435, 2019-2022, co-applicant with Jing Wang and Li Yao, $94,126,

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. Climatic Disasters and Distracted Analysts, 2023, with Yuqi Han, Connie X. Mao, and Chi Zhang. Conditional acceptance at CAR, Presented at 2020 FMA, EFA Boston, Florida International, Kent State, Massachusetts Lowell, McGill, Temple, and Willamette University.
  2. Corporate Textual Transparency and Economic Growth, 2023, with Minkang Lu, Ziwei Qiao and Li Yao, Presented at Marquette, McGill, Renming, UBC, and ZUEL.
  3. Corporate Textual Transparency and FDI, 2022, with Minkang Lu and Ziwei Qiao.
  4. Linguistic Ambiguity of Analyst Reports, 2021, with Minkang Lu and Ziwei Qiao, Presented at McGill and Thomas River University
  5. Foreign Analyst Superiority in Risk Assessment, 2021, with Changqiu Yu.
  6. Analysts’ Technological Expertise, 2020, with Jin Wang and Li Yao. Presented at Concordia University, Jinan University, McGill University, The University of Hong Kong, Wuhan University, York University, CAAA 2016 conference, and 2016 Telfer Conference on Accounting and Finance.
  7. WACC Assessment and Analysts’ Target Price Forecasts, 2020, with Zhu Chen. Presented at McGill.
  8. Managerial Expectations and Corporate Risk-Taking: Evidence from Textual Analysis of Form 20-F Filings, 2020, with Zhu Chen and Minkang Lu. Presented at McGill University.
  9. Societal Trust and the Informativeness of Analyst Research, with Kee-Hong Bae and Kiridaran Kanagaretnam, 2019, Presented at Brock, CUFE, McGill, Peking, Wuhan, ZUEL and EFA at Baltimore.
  10. The Walk-down to Beatable Forecasts: International Evidence, 2019, with Michael Welker and Rania Zhang.
  11. Too Much of a Good Thing? Mandatory Risk Disclosure and Corporate Innovation, 2021, with Shiu-Yik Au. Presented at University of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and York University.
Current research: 

Textual analysis of corporate disclosure and financial analyst reports.

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