Some Tips for Rookie Empirical Researchers

image 最近大家都开始做毕业论文了。鉴于现在国内外的学术潮流,大家都开始做实证了。哎,说实话,我们80后这一代可真是累,穿衣服、吃饭、看书什么都要赶时髦,甚至连现在这“人人得而诛之”的毕业论文都开始给我们找麻烦。您说洋洋洒洒数万字的规范研究有什么不好,既可以天马行空,也可以写的很潇洒。若有哪位牛人从小熟读唐诗宋词、楚辞汉赋,此时论文写作便是该君最为得意的时候。可惜,古人云,天有不测风云,今人曰,研究有风险,如今实证研究大行其道,不做点实证研究,毕业论文不放几个表格,不放几张统计图,不去写上一些数学模型,如何能一讨恩师的“芳心”?... Read More

THFD: Free Lunch for Researchers

image It is widely acknowledge for the researchers on finance and accounting as well as related fields that the access to the data for their researches are undoubtedly essential. Unlike the traditional research framework that our predecessors did in 1950s and earlier, when narrative researches are mainstreams, the research nowadays, defined as contemporary researches in most literatures, are taking great preference on analytical methods and quantitative analysis. For researchers in China, especially for the fields of accounting and finance, empirical research is very popular these days. While, the data for these researchers who are conducting empirical researches means a lot, because they can directly decide the availability of a proposed research. ... Read More

Accounting Theory: Positive or Narrative?

image Since the development of contemporary research of accounting in 1992, when numerous HK scholars started to conduct the empirical researches under the Chinese stock market, a discussion between the traditional (We call Narrative Accounting Theory) and the contemporary (We call it as Positive Accounting Theory, PAT) theory has been started for decades until recent years. Now the empirical research has been a popular trend in China, which can be easily observed from the conference proceedings,  working papers and published papers, especially those from young scholars.... Read More

Do Real Work, Think Over Real Questions

image The application to the PhD Program may be regarded as the greatest failure on my individual plan for my future in the past years. While frankly, such efforts, though bring me no benefit on its proposed directions, show my a good lesson. That is, do what you can do, but never make attempts on those you are not familiar with. Doing something particular in a unsuitable environment, where you can hardly find reference, would directly bring you to the failure. Positioning is too essential for a reasonable decision-maker, without reasonable positioning, things can go terrible.... Read More

A Special Birthday: Academia and Entertainment

Christmas Birthday Stickers from Zazzle.co ..估计傻瓜都知道工作是工作,娱乐是娱乐,两者不可混为一谈。否则会一事无成。但是呢,在今年的圣诞节,也就是本人的生日之日,这两者却似乎找到了一个不错的交点。在这美妙的一天里,我同时完成了学术任务和娱乐任务。可谓工作与生活兼顾。不过说实话,我也累得够呛。这个故事还得从三天前的一个电话说起。那天晚上,哥们正在忙着拜读新买的《四书集注》,正在为《大学》开篇中的“齐家治国天下平”而激动不已,心情澎湃,却忽然接到研究生部的通知说要参加今天的第二届会计学院研究生学术研究研讨会,并作大会报告。一开始也没有觉得什么,毕竟咱也是久经沙场的人嘛。但是师弟的下半句却让我心慌了很久。因为他告诉我,我的报告被夹在了两位学术牛人之间,更何况,其中有一位还是在下的恩师。这下好了,关公面前耍大刀了。但是呢,我们是社会主义一块砖啊,哪里需要放哪里。于是,在下只有恭敬不如从命。... Read More

Graduate Students in China: Depression Only

摘要:如果说人生是一场戏,那么在天朝上研究生将会是您人生重要的一课。本文以经济学基础理论为理论依据,通过非现实,调侃等非正常逻辑思维和手法展现了我天朝研究生生活之特色。本文发现,同发达国家,以及大多数新兴市场的研究生生活相比,我们的生活充满了更多的激情与刺激,同时也需要更多的博弈过程。限于篇幅,本文仅抛砖,并未提供严格数理分析以及福利分析。此等可作后续研究之方向。... Read More

To Be A Teacher: Why Only For PhD?

Quite occasionally I get the ticket for admission of a employment conference this morning, accompanying with my friends I participated the employment conference as my first time of doing so after the last participation of such activity two years ago in Nanjing. But this conference, frankly speaking, is not a good one, no matter  whether it is evaluated under the organization or its size. While, it does offer quite numerous positions for those who are willing to be a teacher.... Read More

Nobel For Chinese Scholars: Is It Still Far?

kva_logo_09今天早些时候,瑞典皇家科学院宣布了今年(2009年度)的诺贝尔物理学奖得主。其中我们再一次看到了华人的身影。黄锟,作为一名在光纤通讯领域做出了卓越贡献的物理学家,他继早年的杨振宁李政道,以及近年的朱棣文之后,又一位华裔物理学奖得主。让我大感意外的是,今年物理学奖的两个项目均是对现当代数码生活起到了极大促进作用的成果。光纤通讯技术极大提高了数据传送的效率,使得国际通讯的成本变得低廉;而CCD的发明,则使得我们今天数码相机的使用成为了可能。与杨振宁、李政道和朱棣文他们的研究项目偏重于理论相比,今年的成果无疑具有更大的实际意义。... Read More

Accounting Research in China: Graduate Students

It has been approximately two years since the very first touch on the contemporary research of accounting through a talk to my present tutor, Prof. Wang, a young scholar. Until then I found the existence of a new methodology called “Empirical Research”, a kind of methodology that adapts the data from the capital market for some test on the conclusions from other kind of papers, usually analytical ones in US and narrative ones in China. But the popularity of such methodology apparent brings the students of accounting, like us, great challenge with following reasons: ... Read More

Writing a Thesis: Format or Content?

自从一周前从苏州飞回武汉,我就一直过着三点一线的生活:宿舍——食堂——教室。似乎已经有很久没有过过这样的日子了,最近的日子还是在3年前我在南师大准备考研的时候了,不过区别在于,现在在我面前的书籍全都是英文,相同的在于,两者都是研究生入学考试。只是突然要面对一场本该面对英语为母语的学生的考试,心里的不适和胆怯总是难免的。更何况,我已经有过了一次不是那么成功的尝试。... Read More