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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, Algothrimic Trading, and Machine Learning), 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
  • University of South Florida, M.A. Economics, 2017
  • University of Lancaster, MSc. Finance, 2015
  • Saint Louis University, B.B.A. Finance, 2013


  • "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)


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Phone: 814-871-7038
Office: CBI 324

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