Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Ke Bin

Division of Accounting
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6790 4832
Office: S3-01B-39

  • PhD Michigan State University 1999
  • MS The Pennsylvania State University 1994
  • BA The Institute of International Relations 1989
Bin Ke is a Professor of Accounting at the Nanyang Business School since 2010. He was a Professor of Accounting at the Pennsylvania State University before joining NTU. He is a holder of the prestigious “Chang Jiang Scholar” (“长江学者”) title awarded by China’s Ministry of Education and the Li Ka Shing Foundation ( He was the President of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America (, a leading academic organization that promotes high-quality accounting research on China, the Asia Pacific region, and other emerging market economies.

Dr Ke’s primary teaching interests include financial accounting principles, financial statement analysis, and doctoral seminars on empirical financial accounting research. He has also taught U.S. federal income taxation.

Dr. Ke’s primary research interests focus on the economic forces that determine the production and use of accounting information in business decisions. Examples of his research include earnings management, insider trading, institutional investors, and financial analysts. Some of his recent research focuses on financial reporting, managerial incentives, and investor protection in emerging markets with a particular focus on China. His research has been published in all major accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Dr. Ke is an associate editor of the Asian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, a consulting editor of the China Journal of Accounting Research, a current or former editorial board member of the Journal of American Taxation Association, The Accounting Review, and The International Journal of Accounting. He is also an advisory board member of the Accounting Research in China published by the Accounting Society of China. He is an editor of The Accounting Review over June 2011-May 2014.
Research Interests
• Earnings management and accounting frauds
• Insider trading
• Institutional investors and financial analysts
• Managerial compensation and corporate governance
• Taxes and business strategy
• Firms in China and other emerging markets
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2013-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
Current Projects
  • Detecting frauds in publicly traded Chinese firms
Selected Publications
  • Bin Ke, Oliver Rui & Wei Yu. (2012). Hong Kong stock listing and the sensitivity of managerial compensation to firm performance in state-controlled Chinese firms. Review of Accounting Studies, 17(1), 166-188.
  • Bin Ke, Kathy Petroni, and Yong Yu. (2008). The effect of Regulation FD on transient institutional investors’ trading behavior. Journal of Accounting Research, 46(4), 853-883.
  • Steven Huddart, Bin Ke. (2007). Information asymmetry and cross-sectional determinants of insider trading. Contemporary Accounting Research, 24(1), 195-232.
  • Steven Huddart, Bin Ke, Charles Shi. (2007). Jeopardy, Non-Public Information, and Insider Trading Around SEC 10-K and 10-Q Filings. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 43, 3-36.
  • Bin Ke, Yong Yu. (2006). The effect of issuing biased earnings forecasts on analysts’ access to management and survival. Journal of Accounting Research, 44(5), 965-999.

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