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Hua (Christine) Xin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
College of Business, Room 235
(502) 852-4816
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Dr. Hua (Christine) Xin joined University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in August 2015. Prior to joining UofL, she interned at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) as a research analyst. Her research focuses on information economy theory and market microstructure, as well as on changes in the information environment due to regulatory change (e.g., the Sarbanes Oxley Act). Her research papers have been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR), Accounting Horizons (AH), Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF). Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (RQFA), The CPA Journal (CPA), Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy (JAEPP). She also reviewed papers for most of these journals as well as for other peer reviewed journals such as Accounting and Finance, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting (JIFMA), Asian Review of Accounting (ARA), International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE).

Dr. Xin received her B.A. in Human Resource Management and M.S. in Business Management from Beijing Technology and Business University in Beijing, China, and her Ph.D. in Accounting, from Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School. Dr. Xin also visited NYU as a visiting PhD student. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Xin interned at Hua Zhong Securities as a Financial Analyst. She has received the best paper awards in AAA and international conferences.


  • PhD (Accounting) Rutgers University, 2015
  • MS (Business Management) Beijing Technology and Business University, China, 2010
  • BBA (Human Resource Management) Beijing Technology and Business University, China, 2006

Awards & Honors

Best Paper Award, 2018

Global Finance Association

Summer Research Grant, 2015-2021

University of Louisville

Best Paper Award, 2012

American Accounting Association (Mid-Atlantic)

Best Paper Award, 2012

International business research conference, Melbourne Australia

Rutgers Summer Research Funding Award, 2011-2014

Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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