Estelle Yuan Sun

Associate Professor, Accounting Dean’s Research Scholar
  • Phone 617-353-2353
  • Office 518D
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Estelle completed her Ph.D. in Accounting and her MS in Business Administration at Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at Berkeley, she received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting with first-class honours at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, earnings management, investors’ use of financial information, accounting conservatism, disclosure, and analyst research.

    Education
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • MS, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • BBA, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2006
    Publications
  • Sun, E. (2021). "The Differential Role of R&D and SG&A for Earnings Management and Stock Price Manipulation", Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Riedl, E., Sun, E., Wang, G. (2020). "Sentiment, Loss Firms, and Investor Expectations of Future Earnings*", Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Lawrence, A., Ryans, J., Sun, E., Laptev, N. (2018). "Earnings announcement promotions: A Yahoo Finance field experiment", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 66 (2-3), 399-414
  • Lawrence, A., Sloan, R., Sun, E. (2018). "Why Are Losses Less Persistent Than Profits? Curtailments vs. Conservatism", Management Science, 64 (2), 673-694
  • Griffin, P., Lont, D., Sun, E. (2017). "The Relevance to Investors of Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosures", Contemporary Accounting Research, 34 (2), 1265-1297
  • Lawrence, A., Ryans, J., Sun, E. (2017). "Investor Demand for Sell-Side Research", Accounting Review, 92 (2), 123-149
  • Lawrence, A., Sloan, R., Sun, Y. (2013). "Non-discretionary conservatism: Evidence and implications", Journal of Accounting and Economics, 56 (2-3), 112-133