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Yiwei Dou

Yiwei Dou

Joined Stern 2012

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-77
New York, NY 10012

E-mail ydou@stern.nyu.edu


Yiwei Dou joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012.

Professor Dou's research interests relate to financial reporting quality, debt contracting and real effects of accounting. His current work explores the impact of the debt-contracting value of borrowers' accounting information on the likelihood of private debt renegotiation, as well as the implication of renegotiation for borrowing firms' investment efficiency.

Professor Dou received his B.A. in Accounting from Peking University and his M.A. in Economics from York University. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Research Interests

  • Financial reporting quality
  • Debt contracting
  • Real effects of Accounting

Academic Background

Ph.D., Accounting
University of Toronto

M.A., Economics
York University

B.A., Accounting
Peking University

Selected Publications

Yiwei Dou, Mozaffar Khan, and Youli Zou (2016)
Labor Unemployment Insurance and Earnings Management
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 61: 166-184

Jeffrey Callen, Feng Chen, Yiwei Dou, and Baohua Xin (2016)
Accounting Conservatism and Performance Covenants: A Signaling Approach
Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 33: 961-988

Yiwei Dou, Ole-Kristian Hope, Wayne Thomas, and Youli Zou (2016)
Individual Large Shareholders, Earnings Management, and Capital Market Consequences
Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Vol. 43:872-902

Brian Akins, Yiwei Dou, and Jeffrey Ng (2016)
Corruption in Bank Lending: The Role of Timely Loan Loss Recognition
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming

Yiwei Dou, Ole-Kristian Hope, Wayne Thomas, and Youli Zou (2016)
Blockholder Exit Threats and Financial Reporting Quality
Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming

Francesco Bova, Yiwei Dou, and Ole-Kristian Hope (2015)
Employee Ownership and Firm Disclosure
Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 32: 639-673.

Yiwei Dou, Yanju Liu, Gordon Richardson, and Dushyantkumar Vyas (2014)
The Risk-Relevance of Securitizations during the Recent Financial Crisis
Review of Accounting Studies, Vol.19: 839-876.

Yiwei Dou, Ole-Kristian Hope, and Wayne Thomas (2013)
Relationship-Specificity, Contract Enforceability, and Income Smoothing
The Accounting Review, Vol.88: 1629-1656.

Areas of Expertise


  • Debt Contracting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Real Effects of Accounting