Yu Gao

Assistant Professor, Accounting

gao08357@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4321

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 343T
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.A., Economics, Wuhan University
M.A., Economics, National University of Singapore
M.B.A., , University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Ph.D., Accounting, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

See publications in UST Research Online

Yu Gao received her Ph.D. in Accounting and Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Before she joined the University of St Thomas, she was on faculty at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Her research interests lie in the broad area of financial accounting. Her work has been published or will appear in Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Banking and Finance, and International Review of Economics and Finance. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for several leading accounting and finance journals, including Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Annals of Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. She has served as a reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She loves sharing her thoughts and experience with students who are eager to gain a good understanding of accounting.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 210 - 01 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 0915 - 1055 TMH 401
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42787
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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ACCT 210 - 02 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1115 - 1255 TMH 401
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42788
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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ACCT 601 - 201 Financial Accounting M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 314
Description of course Financial Accounting : CRN: 42821
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. It is a means to achieving insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and ownership and capital structure. This course covers the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting, as well as the comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. -- Prerequisites: None.
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J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 210 - 01 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 0915 - 1055 TMH 401
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 21731 4 Credit Hours
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
ACCT 210 - 02 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1115 - 1255 TMH 401
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 21732 4 Credit Hours
Financial accounting is an integral part of the planning, reporting and control functions of every business. Financial accounting data provide insights about the firm's financial condition, operating results, cash flows and capital structure to facilitate decision making. This course introduces the primary financial statements, fundamental financial accounting terminology and calculations, as well as the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. Ethical aspects of accounting are included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2007 - 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Chicago (2003 - 2007)

Professional Memberships
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Finance Association
  • Chinese Accounting Professors' Association of North America
  • European Accounting Association

Professional Service
  • Contemporary Accounting Research, Reviewer
  • Journal of Accounting Research, Reviewer

Publications
  • Gao, Y., Khan, M., & Tan, L. (forthcoming). Further evidence on consequences of debt covenant violations. Contemporary Accounting Research,
  • Gao, Y., Liao, S., & Wang, X. (forthcoming). Capital markets' assessment of the economic impact of the Dodd-Frank act on systemically important financial firms. Journal of Banking and Finance,
  • Gao, Y. (2013). Research opportunities in the bond market. Journal of Accounting and Marketing, (2)(2),
  • Gao, Y. (2011). The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the choice of bond market by foreign firms. Journal of Accounting Research, (49)(4), pp. 933-968
  • Gao, Y., & Tse, Y. K. (2004). Market segmentation and information values of earnings announcements: Some empirical evidence from an event study on the Chinese stock market. International Review of Economics and Finance, (13)(4), pp. 455-474

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Disclosure and transparency in capital markets
  • credit ratings
  • auditing
  • regulation and governance.

Presentations
  • "" , August 01, 2017
  • "" , August 01, 2016
  • "" , August 01, 2014
  • "" , August 01, 2009