Linda H. Chen
Department Head, MAcc Program Director, Associate Professor of Accounting
129 J.A. Albertson Building
College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161
- Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona, 2009
- Master in Development Economics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 1991
- B.A., Management, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1989
- 2015 Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF No. 15504415, HK$276,000) with George J. Jiang and Kevin X. Zhu
- 2015 New Faculty Seed Grant, Washington State University ($9,951)
- 2014 Summer Research Grant, College of Business, Washington State University ($5,000)
- 2013 Summer Research Grant, College of Business, Washington State University ($5,000)
- 2008 Dean’s Research Award, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona
- University of Arizona Graduate Scholarship (2004-2009)
- Member of the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) Dominion Securities President’s Club (1996)
- Dalhousie Graduate Scholarship (1989-90 and 1990-91)
Linda H. Chen, Ph.D., is Department Head and associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems, where she teaches financial accounting. Prior to joining University of Idaho in 2017, Chen worked at Washington State University and University of Massachusetts-Boston where she taught financial accounting, federal taxation, taxes and business strategies.
Chen's research focus is on how institutional structure characteristics may affect the content and quality of accounting information, and its effect on capital market pricing and external monitoring. Chen has published in leading journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of American Taxation Association and Journal of Futures Markets. Chen earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in 2009 and she is also a CFA charterholder.
- Effect of accounting information on capital market
- Corporate governance
- Linda H. Chen, Jeffrey Gramlich, and Kimberley Houser (2017). “The Effects of Board Gender Diversity on a Firm’s Risk Strategies.” Accounting and Finance, forthcoming.
- Linda H. Chen, Wei Huang, and George J. Jiang (2017). “Herding on Earnings News: The Role of Institutional Investors in Post-Earnings Announcement Drift.” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, forthcoming.
- Linda H. Chen, George J. Jiang, Guanzhong Pan, and Kevin X. Zhu (2017). “Biases in CAPM Beta Estimation.” Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, forthcoming.
- Linda H. Chen, Edward A. Dyl, George J. Jiang, and Januj A. Juneja (2015). “Risk, Illiquidity or Marketability: What Matters for Discounts on Private Equity Placements?” Journal of Banking and Finance. 57, 41-50.
- Linda H. Chen (2013). "Income Smoothing, Information Uncertainty, Stock Returns, and Cost of Equity." Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 16, no.3, 1-35.
- Linda H. Chen and George J. Jiang (2013). "Drift or Jump: What Drives Post-Earnings Announcement Stock Returns?" Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting. 11, 175-206.
- Linda H. Chen, George J. Jiang, and Qin Wang (2013). "Market Reaction to Information Shocks --Does the Bloomberg and Briefing.com Survey Matter?" Journal of Futures Markets. 33, 939-964.
- Linda H. Chen, Dan S. Dhaliwal, and Mark A. Trombley (2012). "Consistency of Book-Tax Differences and the Information Content of Earnings." Journal of the American Taxation Association. 34, 93-116.
- Linda H. Chen, George J. Jiang and, Kevin X. Zhu (2012). "Momentum Strategies for Style and Sector Indexes." Journal of Investment Strategies 1, 67-89.
- Linda H. Chen and Lucia Silva Gao (2012). "The Pricing of Climate Risk," Journal of Financial and Economic Practice. 12, 115-131.
- Linda H. Chen, Dan S. Dhaliwal and Mark A. Trombley (2008). “The Effect of Fundamental Risk on the Market Pricing of Accruals Quality,” Journal of Accounting, Auditing, & Finance. 23 no.4, 471-492.