Sean Wang

Assistant Professor

PhD, Accounting, Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Accounting

  • Bio

    Sean Wang is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Cox, he was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a visiting professor at Rice University where he taught financial statement analysis, equity valuation, intermediate accounting and corporate finance.

    Sean’s research focuses on the efficiency of investors when impounding information into stock prices. Some of his recent work examines how this process can be affected by accounting regulations, geographic proximity, and investor psychology. He has also published research that examines the effects of narcissistic personalities on the decision making skills of executives.

    His research has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Accounting Studies.

    Previously, Sean received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Duke University, and also holds master’s degrees in business administration from New York University and in biochemistry from the University of South Florida. In his spare time, Sean enjoys studying and applying research on optimal nutrition for longevity, mental and physical performance.

  • Teaching

    Financial Accounting II
  • Research

    Sean’s research focuses on the efficiency of investors when impounding information into stock prices. Some of his recent work examines how this process can be affected by accounting regulations, geographic proximity, and investor psychology. He has also published research that examines the effects of narcissistic personalities on the decision making skills of executives.
  • Select Publications

    Engelberg, J., Ozoguz, A., & Wang, S. (2018). Know thy neighbor: Industry clusters, information spillovers and market efficiency. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

    Ham, C., Seybert, N., & Wang, S. (2018). Narcissism is a bad sign: CEO signature size, investment, and performance. Review of Accounting Studies23(1), 234-264.

    Wang, S. (2018). Informational environments and the relative information content of analyst recommendations and insider trades. Accounting, Organizations and Society, forthcoming.

    Ham, C., Lang, M., Seybert, N., & Wang, S. (2017). CFO narcissism and financial reporting quality. Journal of Accounting Research55(5), 1089-1135.

    So, E. C., & Wang, S. (2014). News-driven return reversals: Liquidity provision ahead of earnings announcements. Journal of Financial Economics114(1), 20-35.

    Van Wesep, E. D., & Wang, S. (2014). The prevention of excess managerial risk taking. Journal of Corporate Finance29, 579-593.