Dr. Hua (Christine) Xin

Dr. Hua (Christine) Xin

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Xin’s research interests are in financial accounting and auditing areas, which include: disclosure; accounting conservatism; insider trading; financial analysts; audit fee; audit market, etc.  She is also interested in cutting edge topics like blockchain; whistleblowing; ESG; remote audit; religiosity, etc. 


  • Ph.D.  Accounting, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, 2015
  • M.S.  Business Management, Beijing Technology and Business University, 2010
  • B.B.A.  Human Resource Management, Beijing Technology and Business University, 2006       


  •  “Mandatory Monthly Sales Disclosure and the Information Content of Earnings” with Hsueh-Tien Lu  (2023).  The International Journal of Accounting, Accepted.

  • "Relationship Institutions: Evidence from IPOs" with Xudong Fu, Qin Lian, Tian Tang, and Qiming Wang (2023). Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Forthcoming. 

  • “A Research Note on Textual Disclosures About Blockchain Technology in 10-Ks.” with Ben Foster (2022).  Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy 23 (1): 1-11.  
  • “Earnings Management in the Short- and Long Term Post-regulation periods” with Hassan Espahbodi, Reza Espahbodi and Kose John (2021). Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 58(1), 217-244.
  • “The Spread and Use of Blockchains: Investigating Mentions in 10-K Reports” with Ben Foster (2021). The CPA Journal 91 (5/6): 42-47.  
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  • ACC 451 Auditing
  • ACC 452 Advanced Auditing & Analytics
  • ACC 461 Acc for Gov and Not-For-Profit