Mengyao Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor, Accounting & Business Law

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Professor Cheng’s research mainly studies the determinants and consequences of corporate decisions such as financial reporting, disclosure, and contracting. In particular, she studies how these decisions are shaped by regulatory, political, and governmental forces, including regulation around accounting rules and disclosures, taxation, and Congressional activities. Prior to joining Suffolk University, she was an Assistant Professor at Boston College. Professor Cheng has experience teaching tax courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Cheng, M. (2023). The JOBS Act and IPO Issuance Rate. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, forthcoming.

Cheng, M. (2022). Governmental Unity and Corporate Performance. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 33, 92-108. 

Cheng, M. (2022). Legislature Gridlock and Stock Return Dispersion around Roll-Call Votes. Journal of Banking & Finance, 138: 106403. 

Cheng, M. (2021). Accounting Comparability and Cash Flows versus Accruals. Review of Accounting and Finance, 20 (5): 249-270. 

Cheng, M. (2021). Product Differentiation and Financial Statement Comparability. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 32: 44-60. 

Intellectual Contributions

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Courses Taught

TAX801: Federal Taxation of Income
TAX802: Taxation of Property Transactions
TAX861: Tax Research
TAX883: Introduction to International Taxation

Professional Links

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, Emory University
  • BBA & BA, University of Michigan