List of Participating Ph.D. Students (HARDI 2021)

HARDI 2021 Archive / List of Participating Ph.D. Students


Julia Ariel Rohr

Julia is a third-year behavioral audit student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison interested in corporate governance research. She has both industry (Navistar Finance and Accounting Leadership Development program) and audit experience (Grant Thornton – Chicago)

Bethany Brumley

Bethany began the Ph.D. program at the Univerisity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2017 and is the recipient of the Grant Thornton Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting and Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting. As a CPA, Bethany has over ten years of work experience in public and private accounting, primarily in audit services.

Yu-An Chen

Yu-An Chen is pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting at Rutgers University. He performs archival research on financial analysts and financial reporting issues, and he teaches undergraduate courses on managerial and cost accounting. He passed the CMA exams and the Taiwan CPA exams.

Ga-Young Choi

Ga-Young Choi is a Ph.D. candidate at Seoul National University in South Korea. Her research interests include the effect of taxation on corporate decision making and the role of disclosures in shaping the information environment. Prior to her studies at SNU, she was a researcher at Korean Institute of Local Finance.

Jonathan Craske

Jonathan is a second-year Accounting Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California. He worked as a Forensic Accountant and Data Analytics Specialist before beginning his doctoral studies. Jonathan’s research interests include capital market regulation, monitoring, and oversight, debt contracting, fraud and misconduct, and corporate governance.

Matthew Hinton

Matthew is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a concentration in financial accounting. He is a CPA with taxation work experience. Matthew’s research interests include Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, and Tax.

Kasper Regenburg Jønsson

Kasper is a second-year Ph.D. Student in Accounting at Copenhagen Business School. His research investigates how individuals’ mental biases and personal traits affect firm performance and the quality of financial statements. Recently one of his working papers was accepted for publication in the Review of Accounting Studies.

HyunSahn Ko

HyunSahn is a Ph.D. student at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Seoul, Korea. He is also a beneficiary of the Global Ph.D. Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea sponsored by the Korean Government. Mr. Ko’s research interests are behavioral finance, corporate investment, private information, and CEO compensation.

Sidharth Murthy

Sid is a Ph.D. student at Deakin University. Sid’s doctoral research is interdisciplinary, covering accounting, finance, and management. He has presented research papers in accounting and business management conferences.

Seyoung Park

Seyoung is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Oregon, expecting graduation in June 2023. Her research interests primarily lie in the real effects of disclosures, specifically disclosures and the market feedback effect. She previously worked as an auditor at a public accounting firm in California.

Jeffery Piao

Jeffery Piao is a fourth-year accounting Ph.D. student from the University of Florida. He is interested in how market participants acquire and use the information for their decision-making. During his spare time, he loves playing badminton, basketball, and tennis.

Gurpal Sran

Gurpal is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Gurpal was a Research Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business. As a Fellow, he contributed to various academic research projects in accounting, finance, and political economics.

David Swanson

David Swanson is an accounting PhD candidate at the University of Rochester who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in mathematics and business administration. His research interests are regulation, financial accounting, disclosure, and technology in accounting. In his spare time, he enjoys long-distance running, reading novels, and rock climbing.

Cong Tao

Cong is a third-year Ph.D. student in accounting at ESSEC Business School. She is interested in collecting novel data and applying new methods to research in corporate disclosure, financial analysts, and capital markets. During her free time, she enjoys playing Guzheng.

Prabhu Venkatachalam

Prabhu is a Ph.D. candidate in Finance and Accounting at the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, India. His current research is focused on revenue quality, disclosure quality, related party transactions, and crony capitalism. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a post-graduate degree in Sanskrit.

Qiao (Annie) Wang

Annie is in her fourth year Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include financial accounting and reporting, corporate disclosures, investor behavior, and financial social media.

Han Yan

Han Yan is a third-year accounting Ph.D. student at New York University, Stern. His research interest includes disclosure, earnings management, and financial intermediation.

Yuxiang Zheng

Yuxiang is a Ph.D. student in Accounting at the University of British Columbia. His main field is financial accounting using archival methods. His research explores sell-side analysts’ behaviors, corporate governance, valuation of intangible assets, and banking.