Dr. Wei Xu is an assistant professor of accounting in the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She received a B.S. in Accounting degree from Nankai University, and received both a M.B.A. degree and a Ph.D. in Accounting degree from Rutgers University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Accounting Association. She also had professional work experience with AICPA XBRL group, Deloitte Touche Tomastsu LLP tax department, TianJun Bio-Tech Corp accounting department and some other companies before starting her academic career.
Dr. Xu’s current research interests are mostly market-based empirical financial accounting studies including fixed assets and goodwill impairment studies, earnings management studies and China-related studies involving ownership structure, earnings quality, and auditors’ effectiveness; she’s also interested in bubble economy, auditing, forensic accounting, corporate finance and XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and has many working papers and on-going projects in these areas. Her recent research has been published in Advances in Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, and International Journal of Behavioral Accounting and Finance.
• Ph.D. in Accounting, Rutgers University, 2007• M.B.A., Rutgers University, 2007• B.A. in Accounting, Nankai University, 1998
Honors & Awards
2008-2009 NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award(Category: Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction by Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty)
Courses I Teach
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• ACCT115, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting• ACCT615, Management Accounting
• Earnings quality & earnings management• Fixed assets and goodwill impairments• Financial reporting & informative of accounting information• Auditors’ effectiveness• International accounting• Extensible business reporting language
Publications & Projects
Referred Journal Articles
• Wei Xu, Kun Wang, and Asokan Anandarajan, “Quality of Reported Earnings by Chinese Firms: The Influence of Ownership Structure”, Advances in Accounting (incorporating Advances in International Accounting), Vol 28(1), (2012)
• Benjamin Chou, Wei Xu, Asokan Anandarajan, and Dennis Valenti, “Is Honesty the Best Policy? A Game Theory Perspective of Auditing”, International Journal of Accounting and Finance (2012)
• Wei Xu, Asokan Anandarajan, and Anthony P. Curatola, “Value Relevance of Goodwill Impairment Charges”, Research in Accounting Regulation Vol 23(2), (2011)
Some Other Research Projects
• Wei Xu and Zhipeng Yan, “Earnings Management Confronting Market Fall – Evidence from Chinese and U.S. Information Technology Industry”
• Yan Zhao, Zhipeng Yan and Wei Xu, “Earnings Response Elasticity and Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift”
• Wei Xu, “IFRS Education and Enhanced Relevance of MBA Curriculum”
• Wei Xu and Michael Ehrlic, “Effects of dotcom bubbles on financial reporting and earnings management”
• Michael Ehrlich, Asokan Anandarajan, and Wei Xu, “Structured Investment Vehicle Disclosure and Its Applicability to Forensic and Intermediate Financial Accounting Classes”
• Wei Xu and Bikki Jaggi, “Profit vs. Loss: Effectiveness of SFAS #144 in Improving the Value Relevance of Accounting Information”