Yuxia's research agenda is driven by the purpose to support a sustainable and responsible financial market.

Working Papers

“Why Do Investment Companies Abandon Sustainability?”

Single-authored Job Market Paper

  • Presented at University of Cambridge, University of Amsterdam, CERF, PRI (x 5, invited to various teams)

“Regulatory Scrutiny and the Evolution of Performance Measurement, Career Development, and Compensation Schemes for Audit Partners”

With Olof Bik (Groningen), Jan Bouwens (Amsterdam) and W. Robert Knechel (Florida)

  • Status: R&R – The Accounting Review

  • 2020 Best Paper Award (for both qualitative and quantitative categories) – Cambridge Judge Doctoral Conference

  • Presented at 2020 AAA Management Accounting Midyear Meeting*, 2020 Cambridge Judge Doctoral Conference, 2019 PCAOB-TAR Conference*, 2019 International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR)*, 2019 FAR Joint Working Group Meeting*, 2019 St Catharine’s Graduate Symposium, 2018 Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR) International Conference*, University of Amsterdam*, University of Cambridge, Bocconi University*, University of New South Wales*

“Corporate Social Responsibility Committees: International Evidence”

With Jenny Chu (Cambridge) and Xi Li (LSE)

  • Status: preparation for submission to a top 3 accounting journal

  • 2022 Best Student Paper Award – Cambridge Finance

  • Presented at 2022 Tilburg Winter Research Camp on Accounting for a Sustainable Economy*, 2022 CERF – Nova Workshop*, 2022 LBS PhD Alumni Workshop*, 2022 EAA Doctoral Colloquium, 2022 AAA Annual Meeting, University of Cambridge, Researching Change Network (RCN), LSE*, University of Portsmouth*, Rutgers University*, Bocconi University*, University of Hawai'i*, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)*

“Business Strategy, Carbon Mitigation Activities and Investors’ Assessed Emissions Valuation Penalty”

With Peter Clarkson (Queensland) and Kathleen Herbohn (Queensland)

  • Status: sample extension

  • 2016 Honours Pitching Research Award – University of Queensland (UQ) Business School

  • Presented at 2022 AFAANZ Annual Conference*, 2021 EAA Annual Congress, 2021 Climate Exp0, 2016 UQ Business School Research Students’ Colloquium, 2016 UQ Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Conference

Work in Progress

“Soft Disclosures of Responsible Investors”

With Marco Ceccarelli (Maastricht), Mikael Homanen (PRI) and Shirley Lu (Harvard)

  • Status: statistical analysis

  • Presented at 2021 Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI) PhD Workshop, University of Cambridge, PRI, Researching Change Network (RCN)

“Responsible Investment Motives”


  • Status: statistical analysis

  • Presented at 2021 AAA/Deloitte/J.Michael Cook PhD Consortium, 2021 Accounting Summer Camp Emerging Researchers Consortium, University of Amsterdam, University of Cambridge

"Cost of Trust: Measuring Investors’ Willingness to Pay for Credible ESG Information "

With Anil Kshatriya (Amsterdam)

  • Status: literature review

*Presented by co-authors