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
Revise and resubmit at Journal of Accounting and Economics