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Nan, Lin
Assistant Professor;
Nan, Lin
Office: RAWL 4028
Phone: (765) 49-44438
Publications: Click here to view publications

Professional Bio:


Ph.D., Accounting, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

M.A., Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Bachelor of Engineering, Tianjin University, China

 Position Held

2012-        Assistant Professor, Purdue University

2004-12    Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University


“Financing and Investment Efficiency, Information Quality, and Accounting Biases” with Xiaoyan Wen. Management Science, forthcoming.

“Endogenous Precision of Performance Measures and Limited Managerial Attention,” with Pierre Jinghong Liang. European Accounting Review, forthcoming.

“Preannouncing Competitive Decisions in Oligopoly Markets,” with Carlos Corona. Journal of Accounting and Economics, July 2013, Volume 56, Issue 1, 73-90.

  “Channel Stuffing with Short-Term Interest in Market Value,” with Guoming Lai and Laurens Debo, Management Science, February 2011, Volume 57, No. 2, 332-346.

 “An Unintended Consequence of SFAS 133: Promoting Speculation,” Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2011, Volume 23, 305-329.

 “The Agency Problems of Hedging and Earnings Management,” Contemporary Accounting Research, Fall 2008, Volume 25, No. 3, 859-890. 

Working Papers

 “Accounting Information Quality, Capital Requirement, and Banks’ Risk Taking,” with Carlos Corona and Gaoqing Zhang. To be revised and resubmitted to The Accounting Review for 3rd round review.

  “Disclosure Precision, Takeover, and Managerial Discipline,” with Jing Li and Ran Zhao. To be revised and resubmitted to Journal of Accounting and Economics for the 2nd round review.

 “Innovators and Imitators in a Product Market under Different Accounting Disclosure Regimes,” with Carlos Corona and Ran Zhao.

 “Banks' Voluntary Adoption of Fair Value Accounting and Interbank Competition,” with Carlos Corona and Gaoqing Zhang.

“Scrutiny and Information Influencing,” with Xiaoyan Wen.

 “Information Precision, Debt Contracting, and Endogenous Project Quality,” with Mingcherng Deng and Xiaoyan Wen.

“The Silver Lining of Moral Hazard Problems in Product Market Competition,” with Hui Chen.


"Best Paper Award," American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 2009, "Limited Managerial Attention and Endogenous Precision of Performance Measures," with Pierre Liang.

"Best Paper Award," The Second Conference of the Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering, Shanghai, China, July 2009. "Stock Market Pressure on Inventory Investment and Sales Reporting for Publicly Traded Firms," with Guoming Lai and Laurens Debo.  

2013 Module 1 MBA Distinguished Teacher (a core teacher who received a combined score of 8.8 or higher)