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S. Sean Cao

Assistant Professor    
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Yonsei University
  • M.E., Beijing Normal University
  • Capital markets research
  • Taxation
  • Litigation
  • Managerial compensation

Dr. Cao Joined the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in 2013. His research investigates the informational role of financial disclosure and its implications for various capital market participants including shareholders (the mispricing of accounting information), managers (disclosure incentives, tax avoidance, insider trading), institutional investors (active funds, cross-border investors), board directors, short sellers, creditors, analysts, and auditors/audit committees. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research and Contemporary Accounting Research. He has taught courses in both taxation and financial accounting, including “Federal Taxation” and “Intermediate Financial Accounting.”

  • Cao, S. S. Forthcoming. Reexamining Growth Effects: Are All Types of Asset Growth the Same? Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • Cao, S. S. and Narayanamoorthy, G. 2012. Earning volatility, post-earnings announcement drift and trading frictions. Journal of Accounting Research.