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Qiming Wang

Associate Professor of Finance

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301

Portland Campus

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland  Oregon  97201


  • PhD, University of Alabama
  • MA, University of Alabama
  • MS, Auburn University

Professional Certifications

Chartered Financial Analyst
SAS Certificates in Programming and Data Mining

Areas of Instruction

Investments and Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance, Corporate Control and Governance, International Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions

Research Interests

Corporate Finance and Investments: Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Compensation, Innovations and Patents, Insider Trading,  and Securities Class Action Litigations

Selected Publications

Law Firm Market Share and Securities Class Action Litigation Outcomes, (with Agnes Cheng, Qin Lian, and Zishang Liu), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2022, Vol. 84, p. 596-609

New Institutional Investors in the IPO secondary market: Sentiment or Fundamentals? (with Xudong Fu, Janet Hamilton, Qin Lian, and Tiang Tang), Journal of Financial Research, 2021, Vol. 4, p. 299-341

How Does the Primary Market Value Innovations of Newly Public Firms? (with Qin Lian), Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 2019, Vol. 34, p. 3-29 (lead article)

Effect of Real Earning Management: Evidence from Patents (with Qin Lian and Zhaohui Randall Xu), Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, 2016, Vol. 14, p. 111-139

CEO Stock Ownership Guidelines: Do They (not) Meet Expectations, (with Bradley Benson, and Qin Lian), 2016, Journal of Banking and Finance, 2016, Vol. 69, p.52-71

An Empirical Study of Executive Option Grants around Initial Public Offerings (with Xudong Fu, Qin Lian, and Tian Tang), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2015, Vol. 57, p.207-221

Evolution of Integer Price Clustering of IPOs in the Aftermarket, Nankai Business Review International, 2014, Vol. 5, p. 365-381. (Highly Commended paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.)

Common Advisors in Mergers and Acquisitions: Determinants and Consequences (with Anup Agrawal, Tommy Cooper, and Qin Lian), Journal of Law and Economics, 2013, Vol. 56, p. 691-740. (Digest published in Finance and Accounting Memos (FAMe jagazine), 2015. Featured on Harvard Law School’s Corporate Governance Blog, 2011)

Professional Service

Ad Hoc Reviewer: Financial Review, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Advances in Accounting, International Review of Economics and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Managerial and Decision Economics.

Honors, Awards and Distinctions

Atkinson School Faculty Member of the Year, Willamette University, 2017

Best Paper in Corporate Finance (Semifinalist), Financial Management Association, 2015

Highly Commended Paper of 2014, Nankai Business Review International, Emerald Group Publishing

Faculty Research Award, Louisiana Tech University, 2009, 2012, 2013

Summer Research Grant, Louisiana Tech University, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.