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Michael Tang

Michael Tang

Joined Stern 2012

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 10-84
New York, NY 10012


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Michael Tang joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in July 2012. He taught Stern undergraduate course of "Principles of Managerial Accounting" and now teaches "Principles of Financial Accounting" to both Stern and non-Stern undergraduate students.

Professor Tang's research focuses on the interactions between managers and capital market participants (such as financial analysts) in communicating financial information, with particular interests in the uncertainty aspect, the multi-period process, and the human factor, that jointly shape earnings expectations. His studies have been accepted for publication in The Accounting Review (TAR), Accounting, Organizations and Society (AOS), and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF). He has also reviewed papers for Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE), Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), Management Science (MS), Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) and for other journals.

Professor Tang received his B.A. in Finance from Fudan University in Shanghai; his M.S. in Applied Economics, and his Ph.D. in Accounting, from the Simon School of Business of the University of Rochester. Prior to his academic career, Professor Tang worked in management consulting, including McKinsey and Mercer, and in investment banking at China International Capital Corp. (CICC). He has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Research Interests

  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Analysts
  • Earnings Guidance
  • Expectation Management

Academic Background

Ph.D., Accounting, 2013
University of Rochester

M.S., Applied Economics, 2010
University of Rochester

B.A., Finance, 2007
Fudan University

Awards & Appointments

Global Finance Association Conference Best Paper Award 2018
AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2009
Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts CFA Institute Scholarship 2007
McKinsey & Company McKinsey Scholar/Certificate of Excellence 2006

Areas of Expertise


  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting