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 currently teaches the Business Analysis and Valuation course in the MBA elective curriculum. He has also taught executives in Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation as well as first-year MBAs in Financial Reporting and Control. 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 currently teaches the Business Analysis and Valuation course in the MBA elective curriculum. He has also taught executives in Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation as well as first-year MBAs in Financial Reporting and Control. 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.

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    by Charles C.Y. Wang

    Charles C.Y. Wang is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management Unit and currently teaches the Business Analysis and Valuation course in the MBA elective curriculum. This course is aimed at all MBAs who expect at some point in their careers to use financial statements to evaluate the performance, prospects, and value of a business. The primary emphasis will be on the analysis of public companies, but many tools and techniques utilized are relevant to private enterprise financial analysis as well. This course will be particularly valuable to students who are seeking a career in consulting, corporate finance, investment banking, hedge funds, or private equity.

    Keywords: Financial Accounting; managerial accounting; valuation; Investments; econometrics;