Tracy Yue Wang
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Tracy Yue Wang

Associate Professor


  • PhD 2005
    Finance Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

  • MA 2000
    Economics Ohio State University

  • BA 1998
    International Finance Renmin University of China


  • Corporate governance, law and economics, empirical corporate finance

Tracy Wang joined the Carlson School of Management in 2005. Her expertise lies in the fields of law and economics, corporate governance, and corporate finance. Her current research interests include how corporate securities fraud varies with macroeconomic determinants such as industry boom and bust, industry competition, and securities market regulation. She also has work on other corporate governance issues such as motivating corporate innovation, corporate political contribution, managerial turnover and value creation. She has published in top economics, finance, and accounting journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics.


Selected Works

  • Corporate Fraud and Business Conditions: Evidence from IPOs, (with Andrew Winton and Xiaoyun Yu). Journal of Finance 65, 2255-2292.
  • Corporate Securities Fraud: Insights from a New Empirical Framework, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization forthcoming
  • Why Do Firms Go Dark? Causes and Economic Consequences of Voluntary SEC Deregistration, (with Christian Leuz and Alexander Triantis). Journal of Accounting and Economics 45, 181-208.
  • Investor Overconfidence and the Forward Premium Puzzle, (with Craig Burnside, Bing Han and David Hirshleifer). Review of Economic Studies 78, 523-558.
  • Tolerance for Failure and Corporate Innovation, (with Xuan Tian). Review of Financial Studies forthcoming.