回国任教:一个需要慎重的决定

话说老板终于开始发威,使出了各种招数来推着我的论文往前走。不得不说,这种效果是明显的,甚至于比当年研一时候被王老师赶鸭子上架的时候还夸张。试想,我在一周之内就整出了一个新的文章框架和初步实证结果。这是什么效率?一天下来尽管已经忙的昏头,我还是硬着头皮参加了某国内学校几位老师组织的一个非正式座谈。鉴于此会议属于非正式,且主办方再三要求不要过度宣传。本文也不对会议本身做任何描述,而只是结合自己的经验来谈谈是否回国的问题。... Read More

iPad也能干正事:谈谈如何学术

iPad想必大家不会陌生。毕竟这个工具已经存在了好几年,其产品本身也从最原始的一代经历到了4代。作为一个爱好计算机和相关电子产品的人,我也终于抢在了结婚前搞定了自己的iPad。其原因呢有二:一则因为我实在是受不了Kindle的那个屏幕。尽管电子墨水看书实在是很爽(事实上,我在国际航班上一般只用Kindle看书),但是其有限的翻页功能拿来看书实在是有点蛋疼;二则,婚后财政大权一旦交出,恐怕要拿到此类消费的许可需要更高的时间和信息成本(此类研究参见XXXX,XXX和XXXX)。... Read More

重访中大:不同的感受

应我的师叔党论之邀,我于上周五(12月23日)前往广州中山大学的岭南学院进行了一场友好的私人访问。期间,我和师叔就当前的学术热点、国际期刊和投稿以及本人的研究兴趣等方面进行了热情的讨论,并应师叔的邀请,为岭南学院和管理学院的数位博士们就英国的博士培养和科研方面进行了汇报。师叔表示:“这个活动还是很有意义的,体现了XXX(此处省略若干字,参见中央电视台《新闻联播》)”。会后,在师叔的殷切关照下,本人与数位师兄弟姐妹共进晚餐,席间大家讨论热烈,气氛轻松愉快。... Read More

Education in UK: Some Random Talks

今日终于得到了一个空闲的时间来看下久已荒废的博客,发现上次更新距今已有一月有余。事实上,不仅仅是我,周围很多写博客的朋友的更新频率都大不如前。究其原因,无非就是工作的繁忙,学习的凌乱,生活的窘迫等等。而我,则是忙于书本和论文之间,实在是没有心情也没有时间来写这个博客。... Read More

Words for Spring Festival, 2011: English Version

There are two reasons that eventually promote me writing this post in English, even though I have published one with similar topic in Chinese some hours ago. The first reason is a kind suggestion from Justin, both my colleague and good friend, says that he can hardly understand what I said on the blog since they are mainly in Chinese, the other reason, however, is on myself. I find my writing skills in English is declining very greatly in past few months, and I wonder, it is time for a practice now.... 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

Plain but Colorful: A Summary of 2009

image No one can deny the process of time processing, for which, the individuals like us, can only obey this regulation. Time pass smoothly no matter whether you are successful or not, no matter whether you are taking adequate care on it, and no matter whether you are young or old, boy or girl. Following my traditions, I would like to take a summary of my past year at last day. Taking a scan on the summary of mine in 2008 and 2007, I find, my 2009 is quite plain,there is nothing impressive to note, and honor to share with, except for something unpleasant.... 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

SNAI Lectures II: China Related Problems

继昨天的Joint Workshop之后,今天TJ Wong开始了会计学方面的讲授。同样的,他上午也讲授了大量的研究心得。不过相比Joseph,TJ的见解另有一番风味。我一直奇怪,为什么上财的实证研究会开始的如此之早。今天才知道,TJ在1996年就访问了上财,并开始指导上财的博士进行早期的实证研究。当时的上财也存在着广泛的讨论,是narrative还是positive。但是现在,人家已经不再讨论这个问题。positive的methodology已经成为了一种default,更多的,他们开始关注如何提升研究水平。不知道可不可以这么说呢?我在短短两年内,经历了中国会计研究的变迁,尽管我完全做不了很好的研究,更多的,我需要学习,跟我导师,跟我同门,跟我认识的北大清华上财的同行们。... Read More