Before joining Fisher College of Business in 2006, Professor Zhang earned her Ph.D. degree in accounting and taught financial accounting in the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include accounting regulation, accounting choices, capital market, management disclosure, and corporate risk management behavior. Professor Zhang is particularly interested in how capital market uses accounting information and how accounting choices affects firms’ investment and production decisions.
Areas of Expertise
- Disclosure and Financial Accounting Reporting
- Economic Consequence of Accounting Choices
- PhD, University of Minnesota, January 2007
- MS, Tsinghua University, China, July 2001
- BS, Tsinghua University, China, July 1999
- Best Paper Award, 2012 Review of Accounting Studies conference Fisher College Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, 2012-2014
- Fisher College of Business Small Research Grant, 2012
AMIS 3200 - Financial Accounting I
Theory and application of accounting techniques to record and report financial information; asset and liability valuation; income measurement; first of two-course sequence.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen). “Effect of Derivative Accounting Rules on Corporate Risk Management Behavior”. Journal of Accounting and Economics. 47.3 (2009): 244-264.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen) and Jennifer Altamuro. "The Financial Reporting of Fair Value Based on Managerial Input Versus Market Inputs: Evidence from Mortgage Servicing Rights." Review of Accounting Studies. 18.3 (2014): 833-858.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen), Jennifer Altamuro, Rick Johnston, and Shailendra Pandit. “Operating Leases and Credit Assessments.” ) Contemporary Accounting Research. 31.2 (2014): 551-580.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen), Anne Beatty and Reining Petacchi. “Hedge Commitments and Agency Costs of Debt: Evidence from Interest Rate Protection Covenants and Accounting Conservatism.” Review of Accounting Studies. 17.2 (2012): 700-738.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen), Lin Cheng, and Scott Liao. “The Commitment Effect Versus Information Effect of Disclosure: Evidence from Smaller Reporting Companies.” The Accounting Review. 88.4 (2013): 1239-1263.
- Zhang, Haiwen (Helen), Somnath Das and Pervin Schroff. “Quarterly Earnings Patterns and Earnings Management” Contemporary Accounting Research. 26.3 (2009): 797-831.