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 (http://www.lksf.org/eng/project/education/ckh_award/main01.shtml). He was the President of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America (www.capana.net), a leading academic organization that promotes high-quality accounting research on China, the Asia Pacific region, and other emerging market economies.
Dr Ke’s primary teaching interests include financial accounting principles, financial statement analysis, and doctoral seminars on empirical financial accounting research. He has also taught U.S. federal income taxation.
Dr. Ke’s primary research interests focus on the economic forces that determine the production and use of accounting information in business decisions. He is interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to tackle today’s complex business problems. Examples of his research include earnings management, insider trading, institutional investors, and financial analysts. Dr. Ke’s recent research focuses on financial reporting, managerial incentives, and investor protection in emerging markets with a particular focus on China. His research has been published in all major accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research.
Dr. Ke is a consulting editor of the China Journal of Accounting Research, a current or former editorial board member of the Journal of American Taxation Association, The Accounting Review, and The International Journal of Accounting. He was an advisory board member of the Accounting Research in China published by the Accounting Society of China. He was an editor of The Accounting Review over June 2011-May 2014.