Wei Wang
Assistant Professor
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 450
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Dr. Wei Wang joins the Fox School on a tenure-track appointment within the Department of Accounting, upon the completion of his doctoral program at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Wang’s research centers on the role of corporate transparency and corporate governance in capital markets. His research interests include banking, debt contracting, and the economic effects of financial reporting.

His most recent work, published by the Management Science, examined the effects of hedge fund activism on targeted companies’ disclosure and earnings management behavior.

Wang received his PhD in Accounting from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He earned a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Lake Forest College.

Sample Publications

  • Sudipta Basu, Justin Vitanza, and Wei Wang, “Asymmetric Loan Loss Provision Models,” Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2020.
  • Wei Wang, Matt Glendening, Inder Khurana, “The Market for Corporate Control and Dividend Policies: Cross-country Evidence from M&A Laws,” ​Journal of International Business Studies 2016 (47), 1106-1134.
  • Wei Wang, Inder Khurana, Yinghua Li, “The Effects of Hedge Fund Interventions on Strategic Firm Behavior,” ​Management Science​ 2018 (64), 3971-4470.
  • Wei Wang and Inder Khurana, “International Mergers and Acquisitions Laws, the Market for Corporate Control and Accounting Conservatism,” Journal of Accounting Research, 2019.
  • Wei Wang and Jere Francis, “Common Auditors and Private Bank Loans,” Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming.

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