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Yang Yang

  • Assistant Professor
    Finance & Economics

My research interests are Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Tax Avoidance, and State Ownership. Specifically, I analyze the interactions between tax avoidance, corporate policies, and corporate governance. My teaching interests are Corporate Finance, FinTech Theory and Practice (Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Machine Learning for financial prediction), and Investments.


  • IBM Machine Learning Professional Certificate
  • IBM Data Science Professional Certificate
  • IBM Full Stack Software Developer Professional Certificate
  • West Virginia University, Ph.D. Finance, Dissertation: Tax Avoidance, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Policies, 2022


  • "Corporate Governance and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from US Cross-listing". The Accounting Review (2022). (with Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., and Wang, H.)
  • "Corporate Governance and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Worldwide Board Reforms". Journal of Corporate Finance (2020). (with Chen, R., Guedhami, O., and Zaynutdinova, G)
  • Tax Avoidance and Equity Pricing: The Importance of Countries’ Legal Institutions and Disclosure Regulations. Contemporary Accounting Research (R&R). (with Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., and Pittman, J.)
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Office: CBI 324

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