Jade Chen joined the LMU Department of Accounting in fall 2022. Her primary research interest is in the area of auditing, with a focus on various factors that affect auditors' ability to deliver high audit quality, such as audit firm internal governance and human capital management. Jade is also interested in questions at the intersection of auditing and financial accounting such as the role of auditing and audit regulation in shaping firms' disclosure decisions. Her research applies theories and perspectives from other disciplines such as spatial economics and labor economics to auditing settings, with the objective of advancing the understanding of the audit industry. Her solo-authored paper "When Employees Go to Court: Audit Office Labor Market Reputation and Audit Quality" was recognized as the Best Archival Paper by the Auditing Midyear Meeting 2022.
Jade holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in accounting from Michigan State University. She also earned a Bachelor of Economics in Public Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Jade worked for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as a personal financial manager for four years.
University of Arizona: Ph.D., Accounting 2022
Michigan State University: M.S.A., Accounting 2017
Dual track: Public and Corporate Accounting and Information Systems
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics: B.S., Economics in Public Finance 2011
Areas of Expertise (5)
Human Capital Management
Best Archival Paper (professional)
Jade's solo-authored paper "When Employees Go to Court: Audit Office Labor Market Reputation and Audit Quality" was recognized as the Best Archival Paper by the Auditing Midyear Meeting 2022.