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Huimin (Amy) Chen

Assistant Professor

College
Manning School of Business
Department
Accounting
Phone
(978) 934-2898
Office
Pulichino Tong Business Center - 306
Profile Links

Research Interests

Financial Accounting, Auditing

Capital Market Research, Supply Chain Financial Reporting, Auditing

Education

  • Ph D: Accounting, (2019), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MS: Accounting, (2013), University of Nebraska
  • BS: Accounting, (2007), Sun Yat-Sen University

Biography

Huimin (Amy) Chen joined the Manning School of Business (MSB) as assistant professor in September 2019. She received her Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, concentrating in Accounting. She holds a Master of Accounting and a minor in Economics from University of Nebraska. Before joining academia, Dr. Chen has worked at a variety of positions in industry. She worked in the auditing division at KPMG China for three years and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of China in 2012. She has worked as a research assistant for the SEC database software DirectEdgar for two years, provided auditing consulting service to Bloomberg, and was a tax accountant for a real estate company in upstate New York. She also passed the uniform CPA exam in the U.S. while pursuing her master’s degree.

Dr. Chen has shifted her focus to academic research to make an impact on the accounting profession. To better understand financial information in different contexts, she has two major lines of research interests - financial information in the capital market and financial information along the supply chain. Please visit her personal website for details: https://sites.google.com/site/huiminamychen

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Research Excellence Award (2023) - UMASS Lowell
  • Best Paper Award (2022) - Government and Nonprofit Section of 2022 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting
  • Best Paper Award, Semifinalist (2022) - Corporate Finance of 2022 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting
  • Best PhD Student Paper Award (2018) - AAA Northeast Meeting

Selected Publications

  • Autore, D., Chen, H., Clarke, N., Lin, K.J. (2024). Blockchain and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Supply Chain. British Accounting Review.
  • Chen, H., Francis, B.B. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Wu, Q. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Zhao, Y. (American University) (2023). Strategic reaction and tax avoidance: Evidence from the effect of large IPOs on peers. The British Accounting Review.
  • Chen, H. (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), Francis, B. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Shen, Y. (Cleveland State University), Wu, Q. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (). The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism on Audit Pricing. The British Accounting Review.
  • Chen, H., Shohfi, T. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) (2022). Do Sell-Side Analysts Play a Role in Hedge Fund Activism? Evidence from Textual Analysis. Contemporary Accounting Research. , 39(3) 1583-1614.
  • Chen, H., Francis, B. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Hasan, T. (New York University), Wu, Q. (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (2022). Does corporate culture impact audit pricing? evidence from textual analysis. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 49(5-6) 778-806.
  • Chen, H., Karim, K., Tao, A. (2021). Corporate Social Responsibility Concerns and Stock Price Crash Risk along the Supply Chain. Advances in accounting, 52(c).
  • Chen, H., Wu, Q. (2021). Short Selling Threat and Real Activity Manipulation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Advances in accounting, 52.

Selected Presentations

  • Major Government Customers and Earnings Smoothness - American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 2022
  • Major Government Customers and Earnings Smoothness - Haskayne and Fox Accounting Conference, 2022
  • Major Government Customers and Earnings Smoothness - Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, October 2022 - Atlanta
  • Blockchain and Earnings Management: Evidence from Supply Chain - American Accounting Association annual meeting, August 2022 - San Diego
  • Major Government Customers and Earnings Smoothness - American Accounting Association annual meeting, August 2022 - San Diego
  • Blockchain Adoption and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Supply Chain - American Accounting Association (AAA) FARS Midyear Meeting, 2021
  • Sell-Side Analyst Reports and Hedge Fund Activism - American Accounting Association (AAA) FARS Midyear Meeting, 2021
  • Blockchain and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Supply Chain - American Accounting Association FARS meeting, January 2021 - Online
  • Investor Inattention, Internal Needs, and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from the Effect of Large IPOs on Peers - American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Blockchain and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Supply Chain - Faculty Research Symposium, December 2020 - Online
  • Origins of Activism: Hedge Funds or Sell-Side Analysts? - American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 2018
  • The Effect of Hedge Fund Activism on Auditors: A Stakeholder’s Perspective - American Accounting Association (AAA) Miami Rookie Camp , 2018
  • Short Selling Threat and Real Activity Manipulation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment - American Accounting Association (AAA) Northeast Meeting, 2018
  • Third-Party Reaction to Hedge Fund Activism: Auditor’s Perspective - American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Third-Party Reaction to Hedge Fund Activism: Auditor’s Perspective - Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, 2017
  • The Competitive Effects of IPOs on Industry Peer Firms’ Tax Avoidance Behavior - American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, 2016
  • The Competitive Effects of IPOs on Industry Peer Firms’ Tax Avoidance Behavior - Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, 2016

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Interdisciplinary Research Fund (2022), Grant -
    Chen, H.
  • Faculty Research Grant (2020), Grant - Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
    Chen, H.