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 interests are in the areas of financial reporting, firm communications, and the role of information intermediaries. I have taught introductory financial accounting, intermediate financial accounting and data analytics at Boston College, as well as managerial and cost accounting at Singapore Management University.
2009 Ph.D. in Accounting University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2002 Bachelor of Accounting (First Class Honors) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lee, L.F. “Incentives to inflate reported cash from operations using classification and timing” The Accounting Review 87 (2012): 1-33 Winner of 2010 AAA Competitive Manuscript Award
Hutton, A.P., L.F. Lee, and S. Shu. “Do managers always know better? Relative accuracy of management and analyst forecasts” Journal of Accounting Research 50 (2012): 1217-1244
Lee, L.F., A.P. Hutton, and S. Shu. “The role of social media in the capital market: Evidence from consumer product recalls” Journal of Accounting Research 53 (2015): 367-404
Bradshaw, M., L.F. Lee, and K. Peterson. “The interactive role of difficulty and incentives in explaining the annual earnings forecast walkdown” The Accounting Review 91 (2016): 995-1021
Lee, L.F. and A. Lo. “Do opinions on financial misstatement firms affect analysts’ reputation with investors? Evidence from reputational spillovers" Journal of Accounting Research 54 (2016): 1111-1148
Lee, L.F., M. Lowry, and S. Shu. “Are all perks solely perks? Evidence from corporate jets” Journal of Corporate Finance 48 (2018): 460-473
Bushee, B., J. Gerakos, and L.F. Lee. “Corporate jets and private meetings with investors” Journal of Accounting and Economics 65 (2018): 358-379.
Bradshaw, M., L.F. Lee, and K. Peterson. “An examination of the listing of analyst coverage on Corporate Websites”
Cheng, M., Gallimberti, C., L.F. Lee and A. Lo. “International transmission of accounting concerns: Evidence from investor reaction worldwide to U.S. frauds”
Feng, M., L.F. Lee, and B. Yin. “Consumer sentiment in firm disclosure and future firm performance”
Gallimberti, C., L.F. Lee, and A. Lo. “The forecasting use of EBITDA covenants by equity investors”