Welcome!

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 Assistant 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.

Lian Fen


Education


Bachelor of Accounting (First Class Honors)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2002


Published Papers

Lee, L.F. “Incentives to inflate reported cash from operations using classification and timing”

The Accounting Review 87 (2012): 1-33

Winner of 2010 AAA Competitive Manuscript Award


Hutton, A.P., L.F. Lee, and S. Shu. “Do managers always know better? Relative accuracy of management and analyst forecasts”

Journal of Accounting Research 50 (2012): 1217-1244


Lee, L.F., A.P. Hutton, and S. Shu. “The role of social media in the capital market: Evidence from consumer product recalls”

Journal of Accounting Research 53 (2015): 367-404


Bradshaw, M., L.F. Lee, and K. Peterson. “The interactive role of difficulty and incentives in explaining the annual earnings forecast walkdown”

Conditionally accepted at The Accounting Review


Working Papers Under Review

Lee, L.F. and A. Lo. “Spillover effects of changes in analyst reputation in the capital markets: Evidence from a financial misstatement setting

Revise and resubmit at Journal of Accounting Research


Bushee, B., J. Gerakos, and L.F. Lee. “Corporate jets and private meetings with investors”

Revise and resubmit at Journal of Accounting and Economics


Lee, L.F. and J. Walsh. “Moneymaking dealmakers: Rewarding dynamic managerial capabilities or narcissistic displays of power?”

Revise and resubmit at Administrative Science Quarterly


Other Working Papers

Lee, L.F. “Proximity and real earnings management”


Lee, L.F., M. Lowry, and S. Shu. “Investing in connections: Corporate jets and firm value”


Awards

Carroll School of Management Teaching All-Star 2013-2015

AAA Competitive Manuscript Award 2010

Rackham Graduate Student Fellowship 2008-2009

Deloitte and Touche Doctoral Fellowship 2007-2009

William A. Paton Doctoral Fellowship 2004-2009

Ross School of Business Fellowship 2004-2008

Ernst and Young Gold Medal 2002

Lee Fook Hong Prize in Taxation 2002

Dean's List at Nanyang Technological University 2000-2002