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Dr Bobae Choi

Senior Lecturer - Accounting

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary


Bo is a senior lecturer in financial accounting. Her research interests lie in areas of financial reporting, corporate finance and corporate governance. Her main research theme is the impact of information asymmetry and financial reporting on the capital market. Her recent papers have been published in high quality international journals including Contemporary Accounting Research and Corporate Governance: An International Review. She also has served as an academic reviewer for Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting and Finance, and Journal of Business Research.

Since she joined the University of Newcastle in 2009, Bo has been teaching intermediate financial accounting and introductory accounting courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Expertise
Financial reporting, Earnings Management, Corporate governance & Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Bo has been involved in a number of collaborative research projects and successfully received several research grants. She has been working with academics both within and outside Australia from various leading international research institutions as her research topics not necessarily confined to the Australian market but also examine other developed and developing markets, such as the US and Korea.


  • PhD, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


  • Corporate Governance
  • Earnings Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Voluntary Disclosure


  • Korean (Fluent)

Fields of Research

140299Applied Economics not elsewhere classified20
150199Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified40
150299Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior Lecturer - AccountingUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
1/11/2011 - 30/11/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (6 outputs)

2015Choi B, Jung K, Lee D, 'Trading Behavior Prior to Public Release of Analyst Reports: Evidence from Korea', Contemporary Accounting Research, (2015)

This paper investigates information leakage from analyst reports prior to their public release. Previous studies document abnormal trading by institutions or short selling before announcement of recommendation changes. Such prerelease abnormal trading is interpreted as evidence of information leakage from analyst reports. However, if sophisticated investors obtain information similar to what analysts have from other sources, abnormal prerelease trading patterns would be observed even if there were no information leakage from analyst reports. This paper, using a unique data set from Korea, aims to determine whether a direct causal link between recommendation changes and prerelease trading exists, by comparing trading behavior of client investors with non-client investors. We find that abnormal prerelease trading by client investors, especially client institutions, is earlier in timing and greater in magnitude than that of other investor groups, supporting the information leakage hypothesis. We further find that net buying by client institutions and client large individuals is positively associated with firm, analyst, and earnings forecast change variables that influence formulation of recommendation changes and their impacts.

Co-authorsDoowon Lee
2014Choi Bobae, Kang J, Lee D, 'Determinants and market implications of differentiated dividends in Korea', International Journal of Managerial Finance, 10 453-469 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsDoowon Lee
2013Choi BB, Lee D, Psaros J, 'An analysis of Australian company carbon emission disclosures', Pacific Accounting Review, 25 58-79 (2013) [C1]
Co-authorsDoowon Lee, Jim Psaros
2013Choi BB, Lee D, Park Y, 'Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Earnings Quality: Evidence from Korea', CORPORATE GOVERNANCE-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, 21 447-467 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/corg.12033Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsDoowon Lee
2010Sohn W, Choi BB, 'An equity market perspective on the Korean financial crisis', Global Economic Review, 39 83-90 (2010) [C1]
2008Choi BB, Jung K, 'Analyst Following, Institutional Investors and Pricing of Future Earnings: Evidence from Korea', Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 19 261-286 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
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Conference (2 outputs)

2009Choi BB, Lee D, Jung K, 'Trading behavior before the public release of analysts' reports', Asian Finance Association 2009 International Conference: Conference Program, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsDoowon Lee
2009Choi BB, Kang J, Lee D, 'Catering incentives and differentiated dividend in Korea', Journal of Corporate Finance Special Conference on Emerging Markets, Beijing, China (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsDoowon Lee

Grants and Funding


Number of grants2
Total funding$9,793

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20101 grants / $4,793

An Assessment of the Quality and Market Implications of Carbon Emission Disclosure by Australian Listed Public Companies$4,793

Funding body: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd

Funding bodyAccounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd
Project TeamDoctor Bobae Choi, Doctor Doowon Lee, Professor Jim Psaros
SchemeResearch Grant
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government

20091 grants / $5,000

A Compilation and Assessment of the Carbon Emission Disclosures of Australian Listed Public Companies$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Bobae Choi
SchemeNew Staff Grant
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
Type Of FundingInternal

Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Corporate Governance and Voluntary Corporate Disclosure: An Empirical Investigation of CSR Disclosure in the Singaporean Banking Sector
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law

Dr Bobae Choi


Senior Lecturer - Accounting
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details
Phone(02) 4921 5011
Fax(02) 4921 7398


BuildingSocial Sciences Building
LocationCallaghan University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308