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Y. Julia Yu

Assistant Professor of Commerce
Accounting

Julia Yu
+1 434-243-4933
Office: 
341
Education: 
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Georgia
M.S., Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
B.S., Accounting, Sun Yat-sen University
Areas of Expertise: 
Financial reporting
Voluntary disclosure
Corporate governance
Professional Activities: 

Professor Yu has expertise in financial reporting, voluntary disclosure, and corporate governance. Her current research interests focus on linguistic properties of corporate disclosure, financial statement fraud detection, and interlocking networks. Professor Yu’s work has been presented at leading business schools and various national and international conferences.

Professor Yu has taught a variety of financial accounting and reporting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before joining the University of Virginia, Professor Yu served as a faculty member at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Selected Publications:

“Detecting Accounting Fraud in Publicly Traded U.S. Firms Using a Machine Learning Approach,” Journal of Accounting Research, 2020 (with Y. Bao, B. Ke, B. Li, and J. Zhang).

“Linguistic Tone and the Small Trader,” Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2018 (with S. Baginski, E. Demers, and A. Kausar).

“Contemporaneous Verification of Language: Evidence from Management Earnings Forecasts,” Review of Accounting Studies, 2016 (with S. Baginski, E. Demers, C. Wang).