Mingzhi Liu
Mingzhi Liu
Position Associate Professor
Department Accounting & Finance
Office 460 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-6847
Fax (204) 474-7545
Email mingzhi.liu@umanitoba.ca

Curriculum vitae »

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Research Interests

Corporate governance and disclosure; corporate social responsibility; cost of debt; and family business.


Dr. Liu is a principal investigator of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grants, UM/SSHRC Data Access Grant Program, and University Research Grants Program. He is a recipient of the Associates Achievement Award for Research and the Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba Research Fellowship. His work is published in refereed journals such as ABACUS, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, etc.

Dr. Liu presented his works at primary academic conferences, and served as ad hoc reviewer for several journals, conferences and grants. He will be teaching Introductory Financial Accounting (ACC 1100), Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC 3030), and Accounting Theory (ACC 4030). Prior to join 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). He also holds an MPhil Degree from Lingnan University (HKSAR, China) and a Bachelor’s Degree from Xiamen University (Xiamen, China). 

Recent Publications

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.