Professor Gao joined HKU Business School in 2020. Until then he had been on the faculty of Chicago Booth since 2008. He also spent the fall of 2019 at Yale as a visiting professor.
His research has focused on important public policy and securities regulation issues with respect to capital markets and corporate governance. He has conducted extensive research on accounting issues in the banking industries as exposed by the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the worldwide adoption of IFRS, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States. He has also worked on various aspects of disclosure and securities regulations, in particular in the intersection of financial reporting with capital markets and corporate governance. His research has been published in all top accounting journals. He is a recipient of American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award and several Best Paper awards of conferences. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Accounting Research and regularly reviews papers for major journals in accounting, finance and economics.
March 16th, 2023 | 43 mins 53 secs
Prof. Pingyang Goa, a researcher on bank panics, discusses how disclosures need to change in order to prevent the next crisis.