Minlei Ye


Pankaj, Aggarwal

Minlei Ye

Associate Professor of Accounting, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga


Email:      minlei.ye@utoronto.ca

Phone:     905-828-5443

Office:      KN 261                                                      

Address:  Kaneff Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd.
                  Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6
Website:   Rotman School of Management



Minlei Ye is an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Toronto. She has taught Advanced Auditing (MGT2225) in the MMPA Program in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019. She has also been teaching Managerial Accounting I in the commerce program at UTM since 2009. 

Her research interests focus on the economics of auditing. She utilizes analytical and archival methods to study the impact of audit regulations and liabilities on audit quality, auditor independence, and audit market, as well as the economic factors that affect audit pricing. She has published papers in pinnacle journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting & Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research.  



Ph.D., University of British Columbia
MA, Renmin University of China
BA, Renmin University of China



   •   The Impact of PCAOB Type of Regulations on Auditors under Different Legal                      Systems
M. Ye and D. A. Simunic                                                                                                                  Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 2022                                      

   •   Auditor Experience and the Timeliness of Litigation Loss Contingency Disclosures
Feng Chen, Yu Hou, Gordon Richardson, Minlei Ye                                                                       Contemporary Accounting Research, Issue 53(2), 2018, pp. 956-979

   •   Transaction Costs and Competition among Audit Firms in Local Markets 
Chu, Ling, Dan A. Simunic, Minlei Ye, Ping Zhang                                                                        Journal of Accounting and Economics, Issue 65(1), 2018

   •   The Joint Effects of Multiple Legal System Characteristics on Auditing Standards              and Auditor Behavior
D.A. Simunic, Ping Zhang, Minlei Ye                                                                                              Contemporary Accounting Research, Issue 34(1), 2017, pp. 7-38

   •   Auditor Conservatism and Banks' Measurement Uncertainty during the Financial               Crisis   
Feng Chen, Kevin Lam, Wally Smieliauskas, Minlei Ye                                                                  International Journal of Auditing, Issue 20(1), 2016, pp. 52-65



   •   Auditing and Society: Research on Audit Practice and Regulations
Wally Smieliauskas, Minlei Ye, and Ping Zhang                                                                              Routledge, 2021




IMI research award, Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI), University of Toronto              Insight Grant, SSHRC     


Insight Grant, SSHRC


The Michael-Lee Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship research grant, University         of Toronto     


Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto


Research Grant, the CMA / Canadian Academic Accounting Association


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS                                            

     2017 onwards

Editorial board, Contemporary Accounting Research