Dr Lijuan Zhang

Lijuan Zhang


Research School of Accounting

Senior Lecturer
Phone number
+61 2 612 57379
Room 3.19, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

Financial accounting; Voluntary disclosure; Executive compensation; Analyst forecasts; Capital markets.


Lijuan Zhang is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting. Her work examines the effect of financial reporting quality in capital markets, the relation between aggregate accounting earnings growth and Gross Domestic Product growth, and market efficiency. She is also interested in management voluntary disclosure, executive compensation and analyst forecasts. Lijuan has published articles in leading journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance,  European Accounting Review, and Accounting and Finance.

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Research publications

Refereed Journal Articles


Fargher, N.,  and L. Zhang "Investor protection, aggregate changes in profit margins and forecasts of growth in GDP: international evidence", Reviewer of Accounting Studies, forthcoming (ABDC: A*, FT50)

Wang, W.,  L. Zhang, M. Wilson and T. Kala, 2022 “ The SEC Compensation-related comment Letters and Excess CEO Compensation”  European Accounting Review, forthcoming  (ABDC: A*)

Wang, w.,  and L. Zhang, 2022 “Manager equity based compensation and cash flow forecasts” Accounting and Finance,  forthcoming  (ABDC: A)

Zhang, L.,  and N. Fargher. 2022  “Aggregate accounting earnings, special items and growth in Gross Domestic Product: Evidence from Australia”  Accounting and Finance 62: 2467-2496. (ABDC: A)

Qiu, J., H. Wu, and L. Zhang.  2021.  In Name only: Information Spillovers among Chinese Firms with Similar Stock Names during Earnings Announcements.  Journal of Corporate Finance 69, 2021 (ABDC: A*)

Zhang, L. and M. Wilson, 2018, 'Accruals Quality, Stock Return Seasonality and the Cost of Equity Capital: International Evidence', Contemporary Accounting Research 35: 1067-1101  (ABDC: A*, FT50)

Zhang, L. and M. Wilson, 2018, 'Does the accruals quality premium arise from information risk?', Accounting and Finance 59:599-632 (ABDC: A)


Research grants and awards

 2021 AFAANZ Research Grant

2018-2019 AFAANZ Research Grant

2015-2016 AFAANZ Research Grant

2014-2015 AFAANZ Research Grant



BUSN8045/4045, Corporate Governance

BUSN8007/4007, Analysis of Financial Reporting

BUSN7008, Financial Statements and Reporting