Boo Chun Jung

  • Professor of Accounting
  • Shidler College Distinguished Professor


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Academic Background

  • PhD, Accounting, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
  • MBA, College of Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea, 2001
  • BBA, College of Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea, 1999

Research Interests

  • Financial Reporting Issues Related to Labor Economics
  • ESG
  • Stock Analysts
  • International Accounting 

Selected Publications

  • “Information Contents of Credit Rating Affirmations,” with Asad Kausar, Byungki Kim, You-il (Chris) Park, and Jian Zhou, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accepted. 

  • “Investor Relations and Investment Efficiency,” with David Godsell and Devan Mescall, Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming. 

  • "Income smoothing through R&D management and earnings informativeness,” with Bok Baik, Katherine Gunny and Duri Park, The Accounting Review (2022), 97(3): 25-49.

  • “Organized labor and inventory holdings,” with Sophia Hamm, Woo-Jong Lee, and Daniel G. Yang, The Accounting Review (2022), 97(2): 241-266.
  • “Labor Unions and Earnings Smoothing” with Sophia Hamm, and Woo-Jong Lee, Contemporary Accounting Research (2018), Volume 35(3), pages 1201-1228, Fall 2018.
  • “Financial Reporting Quality and Labor Investment Efficiency” with Woo-Jong Lee and Dave Weber, Contemporary Accounting Research (2014). Volume 31(4), pages 1047-1076, Winter 2014.
  • “Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings” with Naomi Soderstrom and Sunny Yang, Contemporary Accounting Research (2013), 30 (2): 645–676. 
  • “Do Financial Analysts’ Long-term Growth Forecasts Matter?  Evidence from Stock Recommendations and Career Outcomes” with Phil Shane and Sunny Yang, Journal of Accounting and Economics (2012), Volume 51, Issues 1-2, pages 55-76.

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Winner of the Lazaridis Institute Prize at Canadian Academic Accounting Association - Honorable Mention: David Godsell, Boochun Jung, and Devan Mescall, "Real Effects of Investor Relations."
  • Special Issue of Asia–Pacific Journal of Financial Studies on Corporate Culture, Media, and Politics in Finance, Research award
  • Editorial Board Member at Korean Accounting Review, 2017 - 2018
  • Shirley Lee Faculty Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2015
  • Shidler Distinguished Professorship: 2018 - Present

Professional Background