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Rong (Irene) Zhong

Assistant Professor

Department of Accounting


Building & Room:

UH 2313


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2869



  • University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Business, 2015 - present

Classes Taught

  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • International Accounting

Selected Publications

Guo, R. J., and Zhong, R. I. “Do Managers Learn from Analysts about Investing? Evidence from Internal Capital Allocation.” The Accounting Review (forthcoming)

Khurana, I. K., and Zhong, R. I. “Management-Employee Alliance and Earnings Opacity.” Contemporary Accounting Research (forthcoming)

Gao, F., and Zhong, R. I. “Information Environment and Interfirm Alliance.” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (forthcoming)

Khurana, I. K., and Zhong, R. I. “Bank Audit Regulations and Reporting Quality.” Journal of International Accounting Research, 2021, Vol 20, Issue 3

Zhong, R. I. “Transparency and Firm Innovation (dissertation paper).” Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2018, Vol 66, Issue 1

Brockman, P., Khurana, I. K., and Zhong R.I. “Societal Trust and Open Innovation.” Research Policy, 2018, Vol 47, Issue 10


PhD - University of Missouri, Columbia (2015)
MS - California State University, Fullerton (2011)
MBA - Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China (2009)
BS, Environmental Engineering - Sichuan University, China (2003)