Elizabeth Chuk

Elizabeth Chuk

Associate Professor


PhD, University of Washington
BS, UC Berkeley

Research Interest

Financial reporting

Consequences of accounting standards

Defined benefit pensions

Earnings management

Professor Elizabeth Chuk earned her PhD from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2010. Prior to joining UCI in 2016, she was on the faculty at the University of Southern California for six years. Her current research interests include earnings management, pension accounting, and economic consequences of accounting standards. Her research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting & Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Prior to her doctorate, she was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.

Academic Positions

  • PhD, University of Washington (2010)
  • Assistant Professor, USC (2010 to 2016)
  • Associate Professor, UCI (2016 to Present)

Recent Research

  • “The economic consequences of accounting standards: Evidence from risk-taking in pension plans”
    • Co-author: Divya Anantharaman
    • The Accounting Review, conditionally accepted (link)
  • “What have we learned about earnings management? Integrating discontinuity evidence”
    • Co-author: Dave Burgstahler
    • Contemporary Accounting Research 2017, Vol. 34 (2) Pages 726-749 (link)
  • “Do scaling and selection explain earnings discontinuities?”
    • Co-author: Dave Burgstahler
    • Journal of Accounting & Economics 2015, Vol. 60 Pages 168-186 (link)
  • “Assessing methods of identifying management forecasts: CIG vs. researcher collected”
    • Co-authors: Dawn Matsumoto and Greg Miller
    • Journal of Accounting & Economics 2013, Vol. 55 Issue 1 Pages 23-42 (link)
  • “Economic consequences of mandated accounting disclosures: Evidence from pension accounting standards”
    • Dissertation, solo-authored
    • The Accounting Review 2013, Vol. 88 Issue 2 Pages 395-427 (link)