Dr. Mingzhi Liu is an Associate Professor of Accounting. Prior to joining I.H. Asper School of Business in July 2011, he earned a Ph.D. in Accounting from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Dr. Liu also holds an MPhil Degree from Lingnan University (HKSAR, China) and a Bachelor’s Degree from Xiamen University (Xiamen, China). He is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight (Development) Grants, University Research Grants Program, Associates Achievement Award for Research & Engagement, and CPA Manitoba Research Fellowship. His work has been published in refereed journals such as ABACUS, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and others.

Mingzhi is a compulsive sports fan, especially soccer and track & field, and he is a Manitoba full-marathon finisher.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance and Disclosure
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cost of Debt
  • Family Business

Recent Publications

*Corresponding author. Authors are listed alphabetically by last name.

Ding, R., *Liu, M., Wang, T., & Wu. Z. The impact of climate risk on earnings management: International evidence. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Forthcoming.

Jacoby, G., Liu, M., *Wang, Y., Wu, Z., & Zhang, Y. (2019). Corporate governance, external control, public governance, and environmental information transparency: Evidence from emerging markets. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money, 58, 269-283.

Jacoby, G., Li, J., & *Liu, M. (2019). Financial distress, political affiliation and earnings management: The case of politically affiliated private firms. The European Journal of Finance, 25(6): 508-523.

Cui, V., Ding, S., *Liu, M., & Wu, Z. (2018). Revisiting the effect of family involvement on corporate social responsibility: A behavioral agency perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 152(1): 291-309.

Haider, Z.A., *Liu, M., Wang, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Government ownership, financial constraint, corruption, and corporate performance: International evidence. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money, 53, 76-93.

*Liu, M., Shi, Y., Wilson, C., & Wu, Z. (2017). Does family involvement explain why corporate social responsibility affects earnings management? Journal of Business Research, 75, 8-16.

Li, C., Li, J., Liu, M., Wang, Y., & *Wu, Z. (2017). Anti-misconduct policies, corporate governance, and capital market responses: International evidence. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money, 48, 47-60.

*Ding, S., Liu, M., & Wu, Z. (2016). Financial reporting quality and external financing constraints: The case of privately held firms. ABACUS, 52(3), 351-373.

*Liu, M., & Magnan, M. (2016). Conservatism and the yield spread of new corporate bond issues. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 46(4), 847-879.

Ge, W., & *Liu, M. (2015). Corporate social responsibility and the cost of corporate bonds. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 34(6), 597-624.