Karen (Jingrong) Lin

Karen (Jingrong) Lin, Accounting

Assistant Professor


Financial accounting, capital market based accounting, agency theory, emerging market accounting issues

Research Interest

Corporate governance, corporate finance, agency theory, compensation

Educational Background

B.A., Sun Yat-Sen University (China)
M.A., Sun Yat-Sen University (China)
M.S.I.A., Carnegie Mellon University 
Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong


Professor Lin joined the Manning School of Business in 2012. She was an assistant professor at the Sun Yat-sen University in China, which is among the top 10 universities in the country. She has taught Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing and Advanced topics in Accounting. Prior to joining the academia, she worked as a tax consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and as an Internal Audit consultant in a multi-national textile company. She is also a CPA of China.

Professor Lin’s scholarly activities include works in corporate governance, earnings and real activity management, internal control, and accounting information. She published papers in top Chinese accounting journals including the Accounting Research and China’s Accounting Yearbook (in Chinese). She also published in practitioner’s journals such as the Internal Auditing.