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Best 40-Under-40 Professor Eric Yeung


Eric Yeung of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is among the 40 best business school profs under 40

Eric Yeung

Associate Professor and Peter B. Orthwein ’68 Sesquicentennial Fellow in Accounting

Age: 37

Institution:  Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management

Since: 2012

Before current institution: University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business 

Hometown: Hong Kong 

Marital status: Married

Children: One three-year-old daughter.


Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Oregon

Courses currently teaching: Intermediate Accounting

Fun fact: I love playing poker and tennis.

Professor you most admire: My colleague Mark Nelson at Cornell. Mark is an amazing teacher.

Most memorable moment as a professor: The most memorable moment was my very first day of teaching accounting information systems as a doctoral student. I just couldn’t believe I made it!

“If I weren’t a b-school professor…” I probably would be a professional poker player living in Macau.

Professor Yeung’s research analyzes the correlation between accounting information and economic fundamentals. He also studies the economic and behavioral factors that influence the ways market participants use accounting information and the ways managers provide that information. Yeung has won multiple awards for research and teaching excellence. He is a former president of the Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America (CAPANA), and he is on the program committee for the 2014 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting.

Eric Yeung is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40