Youfei Xiao

Youfei Xiao

Assistant Professor

Academic Area: Accounting
Phone Number: +1.919.660.8026

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Youfei Xiao is an Assistant Professor at the Fuqua School of Business. Her research interests lie primarily in two areas: empirical models of securities analysts’ strategic behavior and corporate governance, with a focus on the relation between corporate law and economic outcomes. In recent work, she has examined the implications of analysts’ peer incentives in the dispersion over earnings forecasts, a widely used proxy for information asymmetry. She also does research relating to methods of estimating game theory models. 

Professor Xiao received her PhD in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as Masters of Accounting and Bachelors of Mathematics degrees from the University of Waterloo. She is also a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois. Prior to her academic career, Professor Xiao worked in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche LLP.