Luo Zuo

Luo Zuo

  • Associate Professor

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Behavioral Economics and Decision Research
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Finance


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Luo Zuo is an associate professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review. He has a broad range of interests in research at the intersection of accounting and finance. His current research can be divided into two strands. The first strand explores the individual effects of managers, investors, auditors, and financial advisors. A unifying theme in this strand of research is that an individual's judgment and decision making are affected by her incentives, information, and behavioral traits. The second strand of his research focuses on corporate taxes. His research has been featured in the Economist, the NBER Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media sources.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best Teaching Award (2019) Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA Program
  • Faculty Research Award (2019) Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship (2018) Cornell University
  • Best Paper Award (2017) Research Conference of Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America
  • Best Paper Award (2016) MIT Asia Conference in Accounting

Recent Courses

  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading and Research
  • NCC 5000/LAW 6460/NCCY 5000 - Financial Accounting
  • NCCT 5000 - Financial Accounting I
  • NCCT 5001 - Financial Accounting II
  • NRE 5040 - PhD Seminar in Accounting

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
  • PhM Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2008
  • BBA Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2005