Lingling Wang

Associate Professor



Lingling’s research interests are in corporate and behavior finance, especially executive compensation, culture, and social issues. Her work has been published in leading finance and accounting journals, including the Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Before joining the faculty at UConn, Lingling was on the faculty at Tulane University. She taught equity investments at Tulane university and is now teaching fixed income securities and a Ph.D. course in corporate finance at UConn. She has won multiple teaching awards, including the highly competitive Freeman Student Government Teaching Excellence Award and the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award at Tulane, and the Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching award at UConn. Prior to pursuing an academic career, she worked as a CRM Project Manager and senior application specialist for Sony Latin America Inc. in its Miami office. She earned her Ph.D. in finance from Georgia State University, an MBA from University of Miami, and a bachelor of science in economics from Southwest Jiaotong University in China.


  1. Culture and R2”(SSRN)(with Cheol S. Eun and Steven Xiao), Journal of Financial Economics, 115 (2015): 283-303.
  2. International Sourcing and Capital Structure” (SSRN) (with Cheol S. Eun), Review of Finance, 20 (2016): 535-574.
  3. Executive Compensation Incentives Contingent on Long-term Accounting Performance” (SSRN) (with Zhi Li), Review of Financial Studies, 29 (2016): 1586-1633.
  4. Outside Employment Opportunities, Employee Productivity, and Debt Disciplining” (SSRN) (with Jayant Kale and Chip Ryan), Journal of Corporate Finance, 59 (2019), 142-161.
  5. Accounting-based Compensation and Debt Contracts” (SSRN) (with Zhi Li and Karen Wruck), Contemporary Accounting Research, 37 (2020), 1475-1511.
  6. Pay for Outsiders: Incentive Compensation for Nonfamily Executives in Family Firms” (SSRN) (with Zhi Li and Chip Ryan), Contemporary Accounting Research, 38(2021), 1139-1176.
  7. House Price Growth Synchronization and Business Cycle Alignment” (with Cheol Eun and Teng Zhang), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 64 (2022), 675-710.
  8. Automatic Trend Detection: Time-Biased Document Clustering” (with Sahar Behpour, Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi, Mark Albert, Zinat Alam, and Ting Xiao), Knowledge-Based Systems 220 (2021).

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Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Business-Finance Department, University of Connecticut, 2100 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationBUS #457
CoursesFNCE 3101 - Financial Management; FNCE 4302 - Fixed Income Securities; FNCE 6202 - Corporate Finance Seminar
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