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Susan Shu

Associate Professor




Susan Shu earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Her research interests include corporate disclosure, media, social media, enforcement, security litigation, insider trading, initial public offerings, and economics of auditor-client alignments. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals such as Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. In 2014 Professor Shu received the prestigious Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award from the American Accounting Association for her (coauthored) paper "Do Managers Withhold Bad News?"


  • Winner of Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award for “Do managers withhold bad news?” 2014.
  • E. Yetton Prize of Best Paper Award for “Properties of implied cost of capital using analysts’ forecasts” Australian Journal of Management 2011.
  • Ernst & Young Research Fellowship, 2015-2017
  • Research Incentive Grants, Boston College, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010