Professor Wei Chen

Professor Wei Chen

Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

Wei Chen


School of Accounting - BA, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China | MA, Peking University & National University of Singapore | PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

About Wei

Wei joined UNSW Sydney in 2010. She is a Professor of Accounting at UNSW Sydney.

Wei has established an international reputation for producing high-quality and innovative research in the field of experimental financial accounting and auditing. Her publications have appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Research Journal, and Australian Journal of Management. She has received multiple Australian and International Research Grants and Fellowships, including the Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship.

Wei is also an enthusiastic educator. She is keen to develop both generic and disciplinary skills throughout the student’s learning process to enhance their employability and benefit their careers in the long term. Her teaching innovations enhance students’ capability to practice accounting knowledge and see the relevance of financial reporting to investors and corporate managers. As a recognition, Wei and her team were awarded the John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation by UNSW Business School and shared their experience in education innovations at the Inter-Faculty UNSW Education Festival in 2022.

Wei serves as a Scientific Committee Member for the International Symposium on Auditing Research (ISAR) and a Scientific Board Member of the European Network for Experimental Accounting Research (ENEAR). She is an Editorial Board Member for Accounting, Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Accounting and Finance. She has been an Assessor for the Australian Research Council National Competitive Grant since 2016. Wei actively engages in submitting comments and reports to various policymakers and regulators, including, for example, the ASX Corporate Governance Council, the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB), and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB). She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and European Accounting Review.

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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Chen W; Dai L; Fang X; Zhang W, 2023, 'Labor protection and stock price crash risk: Evidence from international equity markets', British Accounting Review,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen W; Dai L; Tan HT, 2023, 'When does analyst reputation matter? Evidence from analysts’ reliance on management guidance', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 50, pp. 1305 - 1337,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen W; Tan HT; Wang EY, 2023, 'The impact of repeated notifications and notification checking mode on investors' reactions to managers’ strategic positive title emphasis', Accounting, Organizations and Society, 110,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chen W; Trotman KT; Zhang XJ, 2022, 'The Impact of a Structured Electronic Interacting Brainstorming Platform', Auditing, 41, pp. 93 - 111,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chen W; Harding N; He W, 2021, 'Non-professional investors’ judgments of the reliability of fair value estimates—the impact of investor mood', Behavioral Research in Accounting, 33, pp. 43 - 63,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Morgan KL; Chen W, 2021, 'Pivoting in a COVID-19 teaching environment: developing interactive teaching approaches and online assessments to improve students’ experiences', Accounting Research Journal, 34, pp. 313 - 322,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chen W; Khalifa AS; Morgan KL; Trotman KT, 2018, 'The effect of brainstorming guidelines on individual auditors’ identification of potential frauds', Australian Journal of Management, 43, pp. 225 - 240,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Chen W; Han J; Tan HT, 2016, 'Investor reactions to management earnings guidance attributions: The effects of news valence, attribution locus, and outcome controllability', Accounting, Organizations and Society, 55, pp. 83 - 95,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Chen W; Khalifa AS; Trotman KT, 2015, 'Facilitating Brainstorming: Impact of Task Representation on Auditors' Identification of Potential Frauds', Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 34, pp. 1 - 22,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chen W; Tan H; Wang EY, 2013, 'Fair Value Accounting and Managers' Hedging Decisions', Journal of Accounting Research, 51, pp. 67 - 103,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chen W; Tan H, 2013, 'Judgment effects of familiarity with an analyst’s name', Accounting Organizations and Society, 38, pp. 214 - 227,
  • Conference Presentations | 2015
    2015, 'Is More Always Better? The Joint Effect of Strategic Title Emphasis, Readability, and Repeated Exposure on Investors’ Judgments', presented at European Network for Experimental Accounting Research Conference, Amsterdam, 01 July 2015 - 03 July 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    2014, 'Non-Professional Investors’ Judgments of the Reliability of Fair Value Estimates', presented at Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference, Philadelphia, 24 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
    Preprints |
    How Repeated Notifications and Notification Checking Mode Affect Investors’ Reactions to Managers’ Strategic Title Emphasis?, ,
    Preprints |
    Investor Reactions to Management Earnings Guidance Attributions: The Effects of News Valence, Attribution Locus, and Outcome Controllability, ,
    Preprints |
    Judgment Effects of Familiarity with an Analyst's Name, ,

  • John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation, UNSW Business School, 2022
  • Dean’s Research Fellowship, UNSW Business School, 2019-2021
  • Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award, UNSW Business School, 2014