Jennifer Wen

Jennifer (He) Wen
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Office: Tower 1203
Phone: 314-516-7187

BA, Accounting, Southwestern University of Finance
and Economics, China, 2004
M.Acc, Suffolk University, 2006
PhD, University of Utah, 2013

Positions Held
2013 – Present, Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration,
University of Missouri-St. Louis

 Current Research and Interests

  • Debt Covenants
  • Intangible Assets
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Cost of Equity Capital

 Publications and Selected Papers

  • “The relation between expected returns, realized returns and firm risk characteristics” (co-authored with Christine Botosan and Marlene Plumlee) Contemporary Accounting Research 28 (2011), 1085-1122.
  • “Intangible assets and debt contracting: An investigation of the determinants of net-worth covenants” (2014). Working paper.


  • ACCTNG 3401-Financial Accounting and Reporting I

 Honors and Awards

  • AAA Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2010
  • PAC 10 Doctoral Consortium, 2009
  • Doctoral Fellowship, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2007-2012
  • Fellowship, Suffolk University, 2005-2006
  • Scholarships, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, 2001-2004

 Professional Service

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer – Contemporary Accounting Research, FARS Mid-year Meeting, AAA Annual Meeting