Jeff Jiewei Yu

Associate Professor of Accounting

Jeff Jiewei Yu

McClelland Hall 301T
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital market research in accounting
  • Debt contracting
  • Information intermediaries
  • Economic effects of financial reporting


PhD, The Ohio State University, 2007

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Jeff Jiewei Yu joined the Eller College of Management in 2015 after working as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include capital market research in accounting, debt contracting, information intermediaries and economics effects of financial reporting. He earned his PhD from The Ohio State University in Accounting in 2007.


  • ACCT 451/551 Financial Statement Analysis

Published Papers

  • “Did Information Intermediaries See the Banking Crisis Coming from Leading Indicators in Banks’ Financial Statements?” with H. Desai and S. Rajgopal, Contemporary Accounting Research 33 (2): 576-606, Summer 2016.
  • “Bank Loan Spread and Private Information: Pending Approval Patents,” with M. Plumlee, Y. Xie, and M. Yan. Review of Accounting Studies 20 (2): 593-638 (Lead Article), June 2015.
  • "The Spillover Effect of Fraudulent Financial Reporting on Peer Firms’ Investment Efficiency,” with A. Beatty and S. Liao. Journal of Accounting and Economics 55 (2-3): 183-205, April-May 2013.
  • “Short Arbitrage, Return Asymmetry and the Accrual Anomaly,” with D. Hirshleifer and S. Teoh.  Review of Financial Studies 24 (7): 2429-2461, July 2011.  
  • “Conservatism and Debt,”with A. Beatty and J. Weber, Journal of Accounting and Economics 45 (2-3): 154-174 (Lead Article), August 2008.
  • “Information Asymmetry in International Acquisitions: the Role of Information Institutions,” with Q. Zhou and J. Anand. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings: 1-6, 2007.

Awards and Research Grants

  • Pace Setters Research Award, Fisher College of Business, 2007
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Doctoral Case Competition National Winner, 2006
  • CIBER Global Competence Research Grant Winner (2004, 2005 and 2006)