Vivian Fang

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. 2009
    Tulane University
  • M.A. 2005
    Tulane University
  • B.A. 2002
    Tsinghua University


Vivian Fang is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Vivian's research lies at the intersection of corporate finance and financial accounting, with a focus on the real effects of trading in financial markets, managerial myopia, executive compensation, and financial fraud. She has published in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Management Science. Her work has been covered by Bloomberg, CNBC,Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law Forum, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Yahoo. In 2015, she won a WFA Best Paper Award for her paper "Equity Vesting and Investment." Vivian has taught Financial Statement Analysis at Tulane University, Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions at Rutgers University, and now teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting at Carlson. Prior to pursuing an academic career, she worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte Tax LLP in its Detroit office.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, inactive) and a Certified General Accountant (CGA, Canada, inactive). She has also passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. Vivian holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting from Tulane University. She did her undergraduate study at Tsinghua University in China, where she graduated first in her class. 

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