Professor Tian joined the Fisher College of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management Information Systems in the fall of 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Iowa. She also holds an M.Acc. degree and a B.S. degree in Accounting from University of Minnesota. Professor Tian has taught introductory financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting reviews to undergraduate students. Her primary research interests are in the areas of corporate disclosure, particularly strategic disclosure by management, financial research in taxation and research methodology.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate disclosure
- Financial research in taxation
- Research Methodology
- PhD, University of Iowa
- MAcc, University of Minnesota
- BS, University of Minnesota
AMIS 3400H - Tax Accounting I
Fundamentals of the federal income tax, and how it influences taxpayer decisions. Emphasis is on individuals and businesses organized as proprietorships, but rules generally applicable to all taxpayers are covered.
AMIS 7400 - Tax Planning for Managerial Decision Making
Examination of the impact of taxes on several important business decisions; recognition of tax problems and planning opportunities.
- Tian, Xiaoli, Stephanie Sikes, and Ryan Wilson. “Investors׳ reaction to the use of poison pills as a tax loss preservation tool.” Journal of Accounting and Economics. 57.2-3 (2014).
- Tian, Xiaoli, Richard Cazier, Sonja Rego, and Ryan Wilson. (Forthcoming). “The impact of increased disclosure requirements and the standardization of accounting practices on earnings management through the reserve for income taxes”. Review of Accounting Studies.
- Tian, Xiaoli, Dan Collins, and Paul Hribar. (Forthcoming). “Cash Flow Asymmetry: Causes and Implications for Conditional Conservatism Research”. Journal of Accounting and Economics.
- Does Real-Time Reporting Deter Strategic Disclosures by Management?” The Accounting Review, Forthcoming