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Tilan Tang, PhD, Cox Visiting Professor

Tilan Tang


Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD, Finance, Michigan State University



Dr. Tilan Tang is a visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business from August 2016. Prior to Joining Cox, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Clemson University and a visiting faculty at University of Georgia. She received her PhD in Finance from Michigan State University and was awarded as “Learning Leader” for outstanding teaching. Dr. Tang’s research has focused on empirical corporate finance and corporate governance, and her work has been published at Journal of Accounting and Economics, and others. She is the award recipient for “the Best Paper in Corporate Finance” in 2013 EFA Conference. Her work has also been featured in the business press, including Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.


Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance

Recent publications

Effects of Managerial Labor Market on Executive Compensation: Evidence from Job-hopping, 2015, with Huasheng Gao and Juan Luo, Journal of Accounting and Economics 59, 203-220.
Bidder's Gain: Evidence from Termination Returns, 2015, International Review of Finance, 15:4, 457–487.

Effects of Horizontal Mergers: Decomposing Market Power, Cost Efficiencies, and Bargaining Power, with Anna Chorniy and Dan Miller, Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Valuation Effects of REIT Mergers and the Role of Diversification, with John Alexander and Thomas Springer, Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Real Estate Research.


International Finance, Derivatives, Corporate Finance