Xu Jiang: Assistant Professor, Accounting, Duke Fuqua School of Business

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Xu Jiang, Xu Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Business Administration; BA (University of Science and Technology of China), PhD (University of Minnesota) Professor Jiang joined Fuqua faculty after serving as an assistant professor of accounting at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Professor Jiang’s research is in the area of theoretical models in disclosure and economic consequences of accounting standards. His current work focuses on the economic consequences of accounting conservatism and fair value accounting and his works have been published in Journal of Accounting Research and Journal of Accounting and Economics.He teaches financial accounting. He was awarded “Excellence in Teaching Award” in the Master of Management Studies program in 2016.

What do you do best?

I do best in working with mathematical formulas, whether they are abstract expressions or numbers, which can partially explain why I choose my current profession.

What makes you the best?

Hard-working and perseverance. It is quite possible that you get bad news fairly frequently, but do not lose your confidence and continue working hard as before. Eventually your perseverance and your hard-working attitude will be rewarded.

What are your aspirations?

To be a collegial colleague and to (hopefully) make some contributions to my professional field.

Biggest Success?

Have a caring and loving family.

Most Challenging Moment?

Switching from science to accounting, as the subjects as well as the way people write research papers are quite different.


Impossible is nothing.

Favorite People/Role Models?

All my family members and my friends are my favorites; role models include Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Ronald Reagan and Jeff Bezos.  

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Las Vegas; Wilmington, North Carolina; Sea World in San Diego; Disney World; Jone’s Stone Crab in Miami; a classroom.

Favorite Products/Objects?

Brooks Brothers suits, shirts and ties; Waze app; Sudoku puzzle; House of Cards series; The Big Bang Theory series; Texas Holdem.  

Current Passions?

Do better research and deliver better teaching; watching NCAA men’s basketball tournament.