Associate Professor of Accounting at Boston College | CV


My name is Lian Fen (not Lian) and I was born and raised in Singapore. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked in the tax departments of Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young. I am currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at Boston College. My research primarily examines the dynamics in a firm’s information environment with a specific focus on two significant players – managers and analysts. I am interested in how managers’ and analysts’ incentives and abilities drive the information they provide, and the capital market consequences of their information outputs. I have taught introductory financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting at Boston College, as well as managerial and cost accounting at Singapore Management University.


Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Lee, L.F. “Proximity and real earnings management”

  • Bradshaw, M., L.F. Lee, and K. Peterson. “An Examination of the Listing of Analyst Coverage on Corporate Websites”

  • Gallimberti, C., L.F. Lee, and A. Lo. “Bank Loans and Borrower Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Liquidity Changes Around Loan Contracts”


  • William S. McKiernan '78 Family Faculty Fellow 2017 - Present

  • Carroll School of Management Teaching All-Star 2013-2018

  • AAA Competitive Manuscript Award 2010

  • Rackham Graduate Student Fellowship 2008-2009

  • Deloitte and Touche Doctoral Fellowship 2007-2009

  • William A. Paton Doctoral Fellowship 2004-2009

  • Ross School of Business Fellowship 2004-2008

  • Ernst and Young Gold Medal 2002

  • Lee Fook Hong Prize in Taxation 2002

  • Dean's List at Nanyang Technological University 2000-2002