Hongkang Xu

Assistant Professor

Accounting & Finance



Charlton College of Business 229


2016University of Texas at San AntonioPhD, Business Administration (Accounting)
2010George Washington UniversityMaster of Accountancy


  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Accounting Information System
  • Financial Accounting Principle
  • Managerial Accounting Principle


Research Activities

  • Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 conference
  • Best Paper Award, Northeast Business & Economics Association 2017 Conference


Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting Quality
  • Tax Research
  • International Accounting

Select publications

Sharad C Asthana, KK Raman, Hongkang Xu (2015).
US-listed foreign companies' choice of a US-based versus home country-based Big N principal auditor and the effect on audit fees and earnings quality
Accounting Horizons , 29(3), 631-666.

Hongkang Xu, Mai Dao, Alex Petkevich (2019).
Political Corruption and Auditor Behavior: Evidence From U.S. Firms
European Accounting Review, 28(3), 513-540.

Hongkang Xu, Mai Dao, Jia Wu (2019).
The Effect of Local Political Corruption on Earnings Quality
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 53(2), 551-574.

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