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Isabel  Wang

Isabel (Yanyan) Wang

Associate Professor
Department: Accounting and Information Systems

Office: N233 Business College Complex

Telephone: 517-432-2923


Professor Wang, an associate professor of Accounting, was born to a family full of accountants, but she is the first one to become a professor in accounting. Her dissertation won the American Accounting Association's Competitive Manuscript Award and Financial Accounting and Reporting Section's Best Dissertation Award in 2006. In 2008, she also won the Best Presenter Award at the Midwest Accounting Research Conference. Her hobbies include yoga, swimming, reading, and listening to Jazz.

Securities regulation and corporate disclosure

  • Competitive Manuscript Award:  from American Accounting Association, 2006
  • Best Dissertation Award: from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the M.S. program: from the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 2012
  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award: from the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 2012


  • John Jiang, Kathy Petroni and Isabel Wang. (2010). CFOs and CEOs: Who Have the Most Influence on Earnings Management?. Journal of Financial Economics. 96: 3. 513-526.
  • Linda Bamber, John (Xuefeng) Jiang, Kathy Petroni, Isabel Yanyan Wang. (2010). Comprehensive income: Who"™s afraid of performance reporting?. The Accounting review. 85: 1. 97-126.
  • Linda Bamber, John Jiang and Isabel Wang. (2010). What"™s my style? The influence of top managers on voluntary corporate financial disclosures. The Accounting Review. 85: 4. 1131-1162.
  • Isabel Wang. (2007). Private Earnings Guidance and its Implications for Disclosure Regulation. The Accounting Review. 82: 5. 1299-1332.
  • Michael Kimbrough and Isabel Wang. Are seemingly self-serving attributions in earnings press releases plausible? Empirical evidence. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
  • ACC 300: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 844: International Accounting
  • ACC 950: Doctoral seminar

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