Yu Xin is currently professor of accounting at the Business School, Sun Yat-sen University. He holds a PhD in Finance (2003) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had been a visiting scholar during June 2007 – May 2008 in accounting department of University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests focus on capital market accounting research, corporate governance, and corporate finance.
He has hosted several research projects, including the major project of National Social Science Fund of China, the general project of National Science Foundation of China, and so on. He has published over 60 research papers in international and domestic academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Futures Markets, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Economic Research Journal (Chinese), Management World (Chinese), etc. His research papers have got various awards from Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province, and academic conferences. He has been elected in the New Century Talent Supporting Project by the Ministry of Education (2010), the Accounting Master Training Project by the Ministry of Finance (2018), and as the Distinguished Professor of Pearl River Scholar (2019).
He currently serves as a member of the International Exchange Committee of Accounting Association of China, the president of Guangdong Academy of Enterprise Risk Management, the editorial board member of China Journal of Accounting Studies and Frontiers of Business Research, the associate director of Economic Committee of China Zhi Gong Party (Guangdong Province), the associate president of Panyu Branch and council members of Guangzhou Overseas Returned Scholars Association. He had served as the head department of Finance and Investment (2009-2012) and the associate dean (2013-2015) of Sun Yat-sen Business School. He is a member of CICPA and has served as independent director for several listed firms.