Vivian Fang



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


Vivian Fang is the Honeywell Professor of Accounting at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Vivian’s research lies at the intersection of corporate finance and financial accounting. Her recent work has studied issues related to managerial myopia, corporate fraud, social media disclosure, and cryptocurrencies. She has published in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of Accounting Research, ​and Management Science. Her work has been featured in various media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Her paper “Equity Vesting and Investment” won a WFA Best Paper Award in 2015 and the IRRC Institute Research Award in 2017. In 2020, Financial Times listed this paper among the top 100 business school studies with social impactHer paper “The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Incentives” was the co-winner of the 2017 IRRC Institute Research Award and the 2017 ICPM Research Award. She is a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and serves on the editorial board of Management ScienceJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Vivian has taught at several institutions and now teaches Intermediate Accounting, a PhD course, and three courses on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain at Carlson in the MBA, Master's, and Executive Ed programs . Vivian is an enthusiast about crypto education and an expert on crypto accounting. Her comments on crypto-related issues frequently appear on local and national media (follow her on LinkedIn and news). Prior to pursuing an academic career, she worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte Tax.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, inactive) and a Certified General Accountant (CGA, Canada, inactive). She 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, where she graduated first in her class.

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