My name is Lian Fen (not Lian) and I was born and raised in Singapore. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked in the tax departments of Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young. I am currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at Boston College. My research primarily examines the dynamics in a firm’s information environment with a specific focus on two significant players – managers and analysts. I am interested in how managers’ and analysts’ incentives and abilities drive the information they provide, and the capital market consequences of their information outputs. I have taught introductory financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting at Boston College, as well as managerial and cost accounting at Singapore Management University.
Winner of 2010 AAA Competitive Manuscript Award