Pierre Jinghong Liang

Professor of Accounting




POS - Posner Hall - Room 362




University of Florida - Ph D - 1998
University of New Hampshire - MA - 1991
Xiamen University - BA - 1990


Accounting Theory, Information Economics


Professor Pierre Jinghong Liang is a Professor of Accounting at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professor Liang received his PhD degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from University of Florida. His research interests are accounting theory and information economics; his research articles have been published in The Accounting Review, American Economic Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Public Economics, Management Science, among others. His latest research focuses on disclosure theory, axiomatic foundations of income measurement, and team monitoring in agencies. Professor Liang’s academic research has won AAA Management Accounting Section (MAS)'s Best Paper at the Annual Meeting Award in 2009 and his teaching has won the ``Excellence in the Classroom'' teaching award at the Tepper School of Business, 2007-2008. His professional services outside Carnegie Mellon include serving the American Accounting Association (AAA) on its various committees including the research advisory committee and serving the Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America (CAPANA) as an officer.


  • Economic Consequences of Expanding Accounting Recognition

    (author(s): Wei Li, Pierre Liang, Xiaoyan Wen) Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

  • Performance Monitoring by Managerial Teams

    (author(s): Pierre Liang, Madhav Rajan, Korok Ray) JCC: The Business and Economics Research Journal

  • Disclosure Policy and Industry Fluctuations

    (author(s): Jeremy Bertomeu, Pierre Liang) Management Science, 2014

  • Endogenous Precision of Performance Measures and Limited Managerial Attention

    (author(s): Pierre Liang, Lin Nan) European Accounting Review Volume 23(4), 2014; 693-727

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  • The Real Effect of Financial Reporting: A Quantitative Assessment

    (author(s): Pierre Liang, Bo Sun, Xuan Tam)

  • Disagreement and Discretionary Monetary Policy

    (author(s): Pierre Liang, Gaoqing Zhang, Marvin Goodfriend)

  • On the Social Value of Accounting Objectivity in Bank Stability

    (author(s): Pierre Liang, Gaoqing Zhang)

  • New Classical Income Measurement: A Choice-Theoretic Axiomatic Approach

    (author(s): Jeremy Bertomeu, Pierre Liang)


  • TEPPER PTOH Head Search Committee, Committee Member (2017 - )
  • TEPPER Strategic Planning Committee for Education, Committee Member (2016 - )
  • TEPPER Online-Hybrid Faculty Steering Committee, Committee Chair, Provide program and policy advice to the administration on the OH MBA program (2015 - )
  • International Strategy Working Group, Task Force Member, Attend and contribute to International Strategy Working Group meeting organized by Vice Provost Jimmy Hsia of Carnegie Mellon (2015 - )
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  • Smart Women Securities, Guest Speaker, CMU Undergraduate student Club
  • Smart Women Securities, Guest Speaker, CMU Undergraduate student Club
  • Alpha Club, Guest Speaker, MBA student Club


  • Committee Member, American Accounting Association, Publication Committee (September 2013 - August 2016)
  • Vice President, Chinese Accounting Professors' Association of North America, Executive Committee (September 2007 - August 2013)
  • Committee Member, American Accounting Association, Annual Meetings Program Advisory Committee (September 2011 - August 2012)
  • Committee Member, American Accounting Association, New Faculty Consortium Committee (September 2011 - August 2012)
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  • Financial Statement Analysis (70428)
    2016 Section: A
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting I (45700)
    2016 Mini 2 Section: M
    2014 Mini 2 Section: F, M
    2013 Mini 1 Section: F, M
  • Financial Statement Analysis (45801)
    2016 Mini 5 Section: M
    2015 Mini 2 Section: A
    2015 Mini 6 Section: E
    2014 Mini 1 Section: E
    2013 Mini 2 Section: E
  • Accounting and Information Economics I (47718)
    2015 Mini 1 Section: A
    2014 Mini 1 Section: A
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Pierre Liang