Xue Wang joined the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University as an Associate Professor of Accounting in July 2012. Prior to coming to Fisher, she was on the faculty of Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

Her research is centered on the understanding of corporate governance mechanisms and the economic consequences of securities regulations. A unifying feature of her research is that it uses firm level data to ask and explore new questions within corporate financial reporting and corporate governance. Her research has appeared in leading accounting and finance journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. She serves as a member of the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting Horizons.


  • The Emerald Citation for Excellence Reward for the work (with Ellen Engel and Rachel Hayes) on “the Sarbanes Oxley Act and Firms’ Going-Private Decisions” published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2011.
  • Outstanding Reviewer, recognized for the manuscript reviews provided to The Accounting Review during the three-year term of 2017-2020.
  • Full-Time MBA Outstanding Core Professor, Fisher College of Business, OSU, 2022.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Global Capital Market
  • Securities Regulation


  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • MBA, The University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, Nanjing University


MBA 6211 - Accounting for Decision Making
Examines the role of accounting and financial reporting by investors and managers for decision-making and performance evaluation. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 800 or 801.
MBA 6210.01 - Accounting for Decision Making-EMBA
Uses of Accounting by Managers. Prereq: Enrollment in Executive MBA program or permission of instructor.