Jeff Jiewei Yu

Jeff Jiewei Yu

Associate Professor of Accounting
Jeff Jiewei Yu

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


Areas of Expertise

Debt contracting
Information Externalities
Short Selling

Jeff Jiewei Yu joined the Eller College of Management in 2015. Previously, he was a faculty member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M University. His research focuses on economic effects of financial reporting in capital markets, and his areas of expertise include debt contracting, banking, short selling, and information externalities. Currently, he also serves as a visiting financial economist at the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


  • ACCT 451/551 Financial Statement Analysis

Published Papers

  • “R&D Reporting Rule and Firm Efficiency,” with N. Bhattacharya, Y. Lord, and R. Venkataraman, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, forthcoming,
  • “Do Conglomerates Operate More Efficiently than Single-Segment Firms?” with N. Bhattacharya and J. Sulaeman. The Singapore Economic Review 65 (5): 1237-1270, July 2020.
  • “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

  • Most Valuable Faculty Award, School of Accountancy, 2020
  • American Accounting Association FARS Section Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2020
  • 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)


  • PhD, The Ohio State University, 2007