Before joining CUHK-Shenzhen, Rui worked as an assistant professor at NTU Singapore and Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. He has taught Intermediate Financial Accounting for Bachelor students, Financial Analysis and Equity Valuation for master students in finance and Accounting for non-business master students. His main research interests are in the area of heterogeneous interpretations of public accounting information, market anomaly and corporate decisions. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Strategic Management Journal.

Academic Publications

Working Papers

1. How Expectations Affect Interpretations. (with Q. Du and K. C. Wei).

2. Parameter Uncertainty and Expectation Formation. (with Y. Qiu)

3. Robust Pricing under Strategic Trading. (with A. Gong, S. Ke and Y. Qiu)

4. Comparing Machine and Analysts Forecasting Errors? (with S. Liu and X. Wang)



1. Li, K., Mai, F., Shen, R., and Yan, X. (forthcoming). Measuring Corporate Culture Using Machine Learning. Review of Financial Studies

2. Dai, L., Shen, R., and Zhang, B. (forthcoming). Does the Media Spotlight Burn or Spur Innovation? Review of Accounting Studies

3. Li, K., Qiu, B., and Shen, R. (2018). Organization Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 53, 1871-1909

4. Du, Q., and Shen, R. (2018).  Peer Performance and Earnings Management. Journal of Banking and Finance 89, 125-137

5. Tang, Y., Qian, C., Chen, G., and Shen, R. (2015). How CEO Hubris Affects Corporate Social (Ir)responsibility. Strategic Management Journal 36, 1338-1357

6. Shen, R., Tang, Y., and Chen, G. (2014). When the Role Fits: How Firm Status Differentials Affect Corporate Takeovers. Strategic Management Journal 35, 2012-2030

7. Hilary, G., and Shen, R. (2013). The Role of Analysts in Intra-industry Information Transfer. The Accounting Review 83, 1265-1287