Yao Lu

PhD candidate, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

I am a PhD candidate in the accounting department at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I am on the 2020-2021 job market.

My primary research interest is the role of disclosure and financial reporting in financial institutions and capital markets. My current work examines the externalities and real effects of disclosure, the implications of loan loss recognition standard on banks’ financial and climate risks, and the information content and dissemination of voluntary disclosure during earnings announcement.

I hold a BSc in physics from Peking University and an MSc in financial engineering and an MA in applied economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked as an equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Please find links to my Research and Teaching.