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Yiwei Dou

Yiwei Dou

Joined Stern 2012

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-77
New York, NY 10012



Yiwei Dou joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012.

Professor Dou’s research interests relate to the causes and consequences of disclosure and financial reporting, and in particular issues on bank accounting and disclosure.

Professor Dou received his B.A. in Accounting from Peking University and his M.A. in Economics from York University. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Research Interests

  • Financial reporting quality
  • Debt contracting
  • Real effects of Accounting

Academic Background

Ph.D., Accounting
University of Toronto

M.A., Economics
York University

B.A., Accounting
Peking University

Selected Publications

Yiwei Dou (2018)
The Debt-Contracting Value of Accounting Numbers and Financial Covenant Renegotiation
Management Science, Forthcoming

Yiwei Dou, Stephen Ryan, and Biqin Xie (2018)
The Real Effects of FAS 166/167 on Banks’ Mortgage Approval and Sale Decisions
Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 56: 843-882

Yiwei Dou, Stephen Ryan, and Youli Zou (2018)
The Effect of Credit Competition on Banks' Loan Loss Provisions
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 53: 1195-1226

Yiwei Dou, Ole-Kristian Hope, Wayne Thomas, and Youli Zou (2018)
Blockholder Exit Threats and Financial Reporting Quality
Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming

Brian Akins, Yiwei Dou, and Jeffrey Ng (2017)
Corruption in Bank Lending: The Role of Timely Loan Loss Recognition
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 63: 454-478

Jeffrey Callen, Feng Chen, Yiwei Dou, and Baohua Xin (2016)
Accounting Conservatism and Performance Covenants: A Signaling Approach
Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 33: 961-988

Yiwei Dou, Mozaffar Khan, and Youli Zou (2016)
Labor Unemployment Insurance and Earnings Management
Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 61: 166-184

Francesco Bova, Yiwei Dou, and Ole-Kristian Hope (2015)
Employee Ownership and Firm Disclosure
Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 32: 639-673.

Yiwei Dou, Yanju Liu, Gordon Richardson, and Dushyantkumar Vyas (2014)
The Risk-Relevance of Securitizations during the Recent Financial Crisis
Review of Accounting Studies, Vol.19: 839-876.

Yiwei Dou, Ole-Kristian Hope, and Wayne Thomas (2013)
Relationship-Specificity, Contract Enforceability, and Income Smoothing
The Accounting Review, Vol.88: 1629-1656.

Areas of Expertise


  • Debt Contracting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Real Effects of Accounting