Tai-Yuan CHEN
Tai-Yuan CHEN


  • PhD 2006 University of Texas at Dallas, Accounting
  • MSc 2001 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BBA 1997 National Cheng-chi University, Accounting, Taipei Taiwan


  • Full Professor of Accounting, July 2017 to present
  • Associate Dean, School of Business and Management, December 2017 to February 2022
  • Director, MBA Programs, December 2017 to February 2022
  • Associate Professor, July 2013 to June 2017
  • Assistant Professor, August 2006 - June 2013                


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  • T.Y. Chen, Y.C. Chen, and M.Y. Hung. "Uneven Regulatory Playing Field and Bank Transparency Abroad" Journal of International Business Studies, 2022, 53, 279-404.
  • Kevin C W Chen, T. Y. Chen, W.F. Han, and H. Yuan. "Auditors under Fire: The Association between Audit Errors and the Career Setbacks of Individual Auditors" Journal of Accounting Research, 2022, 60: 853-900.
  • T. Y. Chen, Z, Chen, and Y. Li. "Restriction on Managerial Outside Job Opportunities and Corporate Tax Policy: Evidence from a natural Experiment" Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, August 2021, 106879.
  • T. Y. Chen, G. Zhang, and Y. Zhou. “Enforceability of non-compete covenants, discretionary investments, and financial reporting practices: Evidence from a natural experiment” Journal of Accounting and Economics Vol 65, Issue 1, Feburary 2018, pp 41-60.
  • T. Y. Chen, C. L. Chin, S. Wang, and C. Yao, “The effects of financial reporting on bank loan contracting in global markets: Evidence from mandatory IFRS adoption” Journal of International Accounting ResearchVol. 14, No. 2, 2015, pp. 45-81.
  • L. Chan, K. C. W. Chen, T. Y. Chen, and Y. Yu, “Substitution between real and accrual- based earnings management after voluntary adoption of compensation clawback provisions” The Accounting ReviewVol. 90, No. 1, 2015, pp. 147 – 174.
    *Featured in the monthly press release by American Accounting Association, January 2015
    *Covered in; Accounting Today; Thomson Reuters; Financial Director; National Law Review;
  • T. Y. Chen, S. Dasgupta and Y. Yu, “Transparency and financing choices of family firms” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2014, pp. 381-408.
    *Covered in South China Morning Post
  • L. Chan, K. C. W. Chen, and T. Y. Chen, “The effects of firm-initiated clawback provisions on bank loan contracting” Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 110, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 659-679.
    *Covered in South China Morning Post
  • L. Chan, K. C. W. Chen, T. Y. Chen, and Y. Yu, “The effects of firm-initiated compensation clawback provisions on earnings quality and auditor’s behavior” Journal of Accounting and EconomicsVol. 54, Issues 2-3, 2012, pp. 180-196.
  • *Presented at 2011 JAE Conference at the Wharton School (Univ. of Penn.)
  • L. Chan, T. Y. Chen, S. Janakiraman, S. Radhakrishnan, “Reexamining the relation between audit and non-audit fees: Dealing with weak instruments in two-stage least squares estimation” Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 299- 324 (Lead article).
  • R. D. Banker, I. Bardhan, and T. Y. Chen, “The role of manufacturing practices in mediating the impact of Activity-Based Costing on plant performance” Accounting Organizations and SocietyVol. 33, Issue 1, January 2008, pp. 1 – 19 (Lead article).
  • A. Ali, T. Y. Chen, and S. Radhakrishnan, “Corporate disclosures by family firms” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 44, Issues 1-2, 2007, pp. 238 – 286.
    *4th most cited JAE article among those published in the journal since 2007 based on Scopus citation counts
    *Reprinted in Governance and Family Firms (Elgar Research Reviews in Business edited by J. Pindado and I. Requejo, Edward Elgar Publishing)
    *Presented at 2005 JAE Conference at the MIT Sloan Management School

HONORS AND AWARDS (received after joining HKUST)

  • Most Cited Journal of Accounting and Economics Articles
  • Dean's Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, every year since 2006
  • Winner of Best 10 Lecturers Award, 2008 (was elected by undergraduate students at HKUST from a pool of more than 400 faculty members)
  • Finalist of The Franklin Teaching Prize- undergraduate teaching, 2008
  • Two times Winner of The Franklin Teaching Prize - MBA core course teaching, 2009 and 2012
  • High Honor Faculty (with teaching rating above 90/100 for at least five consecutive years) on the Honor Roll of MBA Program, 2010 (inaugural year) to now 
  • Finalist of the The Michael G. Gale, 2011, 2015, 2017
  • Faculty of the Year, EMBA, 2019


  • Certified Public Accountant (Australia)
  • Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)