Charles C.Y. Wang

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Charles C.Y. Wang is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management Unit and teaches the Financial Reporting and Control course in the MBA required curriculum. Professor Wang is a former lecturer in law and economics at Harvard Law School and a past fellow in its Olin Program on Corporate Governance.

Charles C.Y. Wang is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management Unit and teaches the Financial Reporting and Control course in the MBA required curriculum. Professor Wang is a former lecturer in law and economics at Harvard Law School and a past fellow in its Olin Program on Corporate Governance.

In his research, Professor Wang studies empirical asset pricing, equity valuation, corporate governance, and financial regulation. His current focus is on the connections between firm fundamentals and expected returns and on the relationship between governance characteristics and managerial incentives and firm performance. Professor Wang's research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Accounting and Economics. Media outlets including The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times Dealbook, U.S. News, and Smart Money have cited his research findings.

Professor Wang holds a Ph.D. and an MA in economics from Stanford University and an MS in statistics, also from Stanford. He graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations. Before his graduate studies, he worked in economic and litigation consulting.

  1. Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute Research Award: Winner of the 2013 Academic Research Award from the IRRC Institute (Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute) for his paper with Lucian A. Bebchuk and Alma Cohen, "Learning and the Disappearing Association Between Governance and Returns" (Journal of Financial Economics, 2013).

  2. Bradley Research Fellowship: Awarded the 2011-2012 Bradley Graduate Fellowship from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

  3. Centennial Teaching Assistant Award: Received a 2011 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award from Stanford University.

  4. Schultz Graduate Student Fellowship in Economic Policy: Received a 2010 George P. Schultz Graduate Student Fellowship in Economic Policy from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).

  5. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Won the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from Stanford University, 2008–2010.

  6. Stanford Graduate Fellowship: Received a Stanford University Graduate Fellowship, 2006–2008.