Ying L. Compton
Financial Economist
Office of Corporate Finance

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Accounting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Fields of Interest

  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Corporate governance
  • Earnings Quality
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
Financial Economist
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2013–present
Assistant Professor in Accounting
The George Washington University
2007–2013
Visiting Assistant Professor in Accounting
The George Washington University
2006–2007
Assistant Professor in Accounting
Baruch College - CUNY
2002–2006
  • Donal Byard, Ying Li, and Yong Yu, The Effect of Mandatory IFRS Adoption on Financial Analysts' Information Environment, 2011, Journal of Accounting Research 49(1): 69-96.
  • William R. Baber, Sok-Hyon Kang, and Ying Li, Modeling Discretionary Accrual Reversal and the Balance Sheet as an Earnings Management Constraint, 2011, The Accounting Review 86 (4): 1189-1212.
  • Donal Byard, Ying Li, and Joseph Weintrop, Corporate Governance and the Quality of Financial Analysts' Information, 2006, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 25 (5): 609-625.