KE, Bin Provost's Chair
Department:  Accounting Office:  BIZ 1 07-53 Contact:  (65) 6601 3133 Email: Personal website Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ke is a Professor of Accounting, Provost’s Chair, and Director of Asia Accounting Research Centre at the NUS Business School since 2015. He is a holder of the prestigious “Chang Jiang Scholar” (“长江学者”) title awarded by China’s Ministry of Education and the Li Ka Shing Foundation ( ...[More+]

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    • Financial Reporting And Disclosure
    • Corporate Governance And Investor Protection
    • Insider Trading
    • Institutional Investors And Financial Analysts
    • Entrepreneurship And Family Firms
    • State Owned Enterprises
    • Social Media And Big Data
    • Taxes And Business Strategies
    • Journal Articles
      • Ke, Bin and Jun Chen, Donghui Wu, Zhifeng Yang (2018), "The consequences of shifting the IPO offer pricing power from securities regulators to market participants in weak institutional environments: Evidence from China", Journal of Corporate Finance, 50, 349-370
      • Ke, Bin and Gang Hu, Yong Yu (2017), "Can Transient Institutions Correctly Interpret Small Negative Earnings Surprises in the Absence of Access to Management’s Private Information", Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance , 1-31
      • Ke, Bin and Yubo Li, Hongqi Yuan (2016), "The Substantial Convergence of Chinese Accounting Standards with IFRS and the Managerial Pay-for-Performance Sensitivity of publicly listed Chinese firms", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35, 567–591
      • Ke, Bin and Clive Lennox, Qingquan Xin (2015), "The effect of weak institutional environments on the quality of Big Four audits", Accounting Review, 90(4), 1591–1619
      • Ke, Bin (2014), "A Personal Perspective on Protecting Investors of Publicly Listed Chinese Firms", China Journal of Accounting Studies, 2 (4)
      • Ke, Bin and Zhihong Chen, Yuyan Guan (2013), "Are stock option grants to directors of state-controlled Chinese firms listed in Hong Kong genuine compensation?", Accounting Review, 88 (5), 1547-1574
      • Ke, Bin and Zhihong Chen, Zhifeng Yang (2013), "Minority shareholders’ control rights and the quality of corporate decisions: A natural experiment from China", Accounting Review, 88(4), 1211-1238
      • Ke, Bin and Guojin Gong and Yong Yu (2013), "Home country investor protection, ownership structure and cross-listed firms’ compliance with SOX-mandated internal control deficiency disclosures.", Contemporary Accounting Research, 30(4), 1490–1523
      • Ke, Bin and Oliver Rui, Wei Yu (2012), "Hong Kong stock listing and the sensitivity of managerial compensation to firm performance in state-controlled Chinese firms", Review of Accounting Studies, 17(1), 166–188
      • Ke, Bin and Kathy Petroni, Yong Yu (2008), "The effect of Regulation FD on transient institutional investors’ trading behavior", Journal of Accounting Research, 46 (4), 853-883
      • Ke, Bin and Steven Huddart (2007), "Information asymmetry and cross-sectional determinants of insider trading", Contemporary Accounting Research, 24 (1), 195-232
      • Ke, Bin and Steven Huddart, Charles Shi (2007), "Jeopardy, Non-Public Information, and Insider Trading Around SEC 10-K and 10-Q Filings", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 43, 3-36
      • Ke, Bin and Yong Yu (2006), "The effect of issuing biased earnings forecasts on analysts’ access to management and survival", Journal of Accounting Research, 44(5), 965-999
      • Ke, Bin and Jere Francis (2006), "Non-audit fee disclosures and the market valuation of earnings surprises", Review of Accounting Studies, 11(4), 495-523
      • Ke, Bin and Santhosh Ramalingegowda (2005), "Do Institutional investors exploit the post-earnings announcement drift", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 39 (1), 25-53
      • Ke, Bin (2004), "Discussion of “How Banks’ Value-at-Risk Disclosures Predict their Total and Priced Risk: Effects of Bank Technical Sophistication and Learning over Time", Review of Accounting Studies, 9(2-3), 295-299
      • Ke, Bin and Kathy Petroni (2004), "How informed are actively trading institutional investors? Evidence from their trading behavior before a break in a string of consecutive earnings increases", Journal of Accounting Research, 42(5), 895-927
      • Ke, Bin and Steven Huddart, Kathy Petroni (2003), "The Impact of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on Income Shifting from Corporate to Shareholder Tax Bases: Evidence from the Motor Carrier Industry", Journal of Accounting Research, 35 (3), 65-88
      • Ke, Bin and Anne Beatty, Kathy Petroni (2002), "Differential Earnings Management to Avoid Earnings Declines across Publicly and Privately-held Banks", Accounting Review, 77 (3), 547-570
      • Ke, Bin (2001), "Taxes as a Determinant of Managerial Compensation in Privately Held Insurance Companies", Accounting Review, 76 (4), 655-674
      • Ke, Bin and Kathy Petroni, Doug Shackelford (2000), "The Impact of State Taxes on Self-Insurance", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 30 (1), 99-122
      • Ke, Bin and Kathy Petroni, Assem Safieddine (1999), "Ownership Concentration and Sensitivity of Executive Pay to Accounting Performance Measures: Evidence from Publicly and Privately-Held Insurance Companies", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 28 (2), 185-209
      • Ke, Bin and Edmund Outslay and Kathy Petroni (1998), "Taxes as a Determinant of Foreign-Owned Property-Liability Insurers’ Investment Strategies in the United States", Journal of the American Taxation Association, 20 (supplement), 25-36
    • Conference/Seminars
      • Ke, Bin and Ching-Yun Chang, Yue Zhang, Zhiyang Teng, Zahn Bozanic (2018), "Measuring the Information Content of Financial News", COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, organized by the Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP)
      • Ke, Bin and Junchi Yan, Shuai Xiao, Changsheng Li, Bo Jin, Xiangfeng Wang, Xiaokang Yang and Hongyuan Zha (2016), "Modeling Contagious Acquisition via Point Processes with a Profile Regression Prior", 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
      • Ke, Bin and B Li, J Yu, J Zhang (2016), "Detecting Accounting Frauds in Publicly Traded US Firms: A Machine Learning Approach", Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Machine Learning
    • Shanghai Qianren, Shanghai Municipal Government - 2013
    • Best Paper Award, Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America (CAPANA) Annual Conference - 2011
    • Chang Jiang Scholar, China’s Ministry of Education and the Li Ka Shing Foundation - 2010
    • Best paper Award, 2007 Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting - 2007
    • Best paper Award, 5th China International Empirical Accounting Research Conference - 2006
    • Andersen Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - 1998
    • University Outstanding Student Award, The Institute of International Relations - 1986 - 1989
    • Academic advisor to the Collaborative Innovation Centre for State-owned Assets Administration, Beijing Technology and Business University funded by the Beijing Municipal Government
    • Ph.D, Michigan State University, 1999
    • M.S, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
    • B.A, The Institute of International Relations, China, 1989
    • Professor, National University of Singapore, 06/2015 - present
    • Professor, Nanyang Technological University, 06/2010 - 05/2015
    • Professor, Penn State University, 07/2009 - 05/2010
    • Associate Professor, Penn State University, 7/2003 - 06/2009
    • Assistant Professor, Penn State University, 07/1999 - 06/2003
    • Teaching and Research Assistant, Michigan State University, 08/1995 - 06/1999
    • Teaching and Research Assistant, Purdue University, 08/1994 - 06/1995
    • Research Assistant, Penn State University, 08/1992 - 06/1994
    • Manager Assistant, Sony Corporation China Representative Office, 1991 - 1992
    • Staff, China International Public Relations Association, 1991
    • staff, Chinese Universities Overseas Alumni Association, 1989 - 1991
    • Program Director (Accounting), Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research Annual Conference, 2015
    • Member, The 2014 AAA Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award Committee, 2014
    • Editor, The Accounting Review, June 2011 - May 2014
    • Consulting Editor, China Journal of Accounting Research, 2007 - 2008
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of American Taxation Association, 2002 - 2005
    • Editorial Board Member, The Accounting Review, 2004 - Present
    • Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Accounting, 2008 - Present
    • Advisory Board Member, China Journal of Accounting Studies (formerly Accounting Research in China) published by the Accounting Society of China, 2009 - 2012
    • Editorial Board Member, China Journal of Accounting Studies (formerly Accounting Research in China) published by the Accounting Society of China, 2013 - Present
    • Committee Member, Program Committee for the MIT Asia Conference in Accounting, 2013, 2014
    • Committee Member, The Program Committee for the Journal of International Accounting Research Conference, 2011, 2014
    • Invited Faculty Panelist, The AAA New Faculty Consortium, 2009 and 2010
    • Committee Member, AAA Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Selection Committee, 2010 - 2011
    • Co-Chair, The conference committee of the Inaugural Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America research conference (Shanghai), 2008
    • Chair, The junior faculty mentoring program, the Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America, 2008, 2009
    • Board Director, Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America, 2010 - 2014
    • President, Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America, 2008 - 2009
    • President-Elect, Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America, 2007 - 2008
    • Committee Member, The Competitive PhD Dissertation Award Committee, the International Symposium onChinese firm management, National Taiwan University, 2007
    • Vice President, Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America, 2006 - 2007
    • Chair, The Competitive PhD Dissertation Award Committee, the 2nd International Symposium on Chinese Accounting, Finance and Management,Cardiff University, 2006
    • Committee Member, American Taxation Association Research Resources and Methodologies Committee, 2003 - 2004
    • Committee Member, The Journal of American Taxation Association Conference Committee, 2003
    • Committee Member, The 2002 American Taxation Association Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, 2002
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Hong Kong Government’s Research Grant Council, American Accounting Association,Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting, Contemporary Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting, Various years
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of American Taxation Association, Journal of Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, European Financial Management, Various Years

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