Po-Chang Chen

Endres Associate Professor Fellow & Associate Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • M.B.A. National Taiwan University, 2002
  • B.S. in Accounting, National Taiwan University, 2000

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow, Miami University (July 2020 - Present)
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (August 2018 - Present)
  • PwC Endowed Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (July 2016 - July 2018)
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (August 2012 - July 2018)
  • Instructor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (2007 - 2011)
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (August 2006 - May 2012)
  • Business Analyst, ABeam Consulting (April 2004 - June 2006)

Recent Publications

  • Chen, P., Narayanamoorthy, G., Sougiannis, T., and Zhou, H. 2020. Analyst Underreaction and the Post-Forecast Revision Drift (Forthcoming in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting).
  • Burke, Q. L., Chen, P., and Lobo, G. J. 2020. Is Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Related to Conditional Accounting Conservatism? Accounting Horizons (2020) 34 (2): 19–40.
  • Chen, P., Ballou, B., Grenier, J., and Heitger, D. 2019. Sustainability Assurance's Link to Reporting Quality. Journal of Accountancy.
  • Chiu, C., Chen, P., and Wang, Y. 2019. Improving the Estimation of Discretionary Accruals - the Cycle Approach. Journal of Finance and Accountancy 25: 1-19.
  • Ballou, B., Chen, P., Grenier, J., and Heitger, D. 2018. Corporate Social Responsibility Assurance and Reporting Quality: Evidence from Restatements. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 37(2): 167-188.
  • Burke, Q.L., Chen, P., and Eaton, T.V. 2017. An empirical examination of mark-to-market accounting for corporate pension plans. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 36(1): 34-58.
  • Chen, P. 2016. Banks' acquisition of private information about financial misreporting. The Accounting Review 91(3): 835-857.
  • Abdel-Khalik, A.R., and Chen, P. 2015. Growth in financial derivatives: The public policy and accounting incentives. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 34: 291-318.
  • Eaton, T.V., Burke, Q.L., and Chen, P. 2015. Marking pension plans to market. The CPA Journal 85: 30-33.

Honors & Awards

  • Winner of the Excellence in Reviewing Award, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS), American Accounting Association, 2018 and 2016
  • Winner of Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award - Outstanding Junior Professor, Miami University, 2016
  • CELTUA Commendation for Influence on Students, Miami University, 2014-2019
  • University Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2008 - 2012
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, 2007

Research Interests

  • Financial Reporting Quality; Accounting Choices; Corporate Social Responsibility; Loan Contracting


Po-Chang Chen joined the faculty at Miami in 2012 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Po-Chang's primary teaching area is financial accounting and has taught both intermediate and advanced financial accounting courses. His research interests relate to the determinants/consequences of firms' financial reporting quality and accounting choices, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) which has become an integral part of modern businesses and corporate reporting.


  • FALL 2022
Po-Chang Chen

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  • FALL 2022
    Returns Spring 2023


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