Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017-Present
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011-2017
Individual judgment and decision making in accounting and auditing contexts
Managerial Operational Distortion
Financial Statement Analysis
Auditor, 2005-2006, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Analyst, 2004-2005, Asset Management Department, Renmin University of China
Recent Honors & Awards
Isenberg School of Management College Outstanding Researcher Award, May 2013
Isenberg School of Management College Research Excellence Award, May 2014
Center for Audit Quality Grant
Isenberg School of Management Summer Research Stipends
Faculty Research Grant/Healy Endowment Grant
UMass Amherst Exceptional Merit Award
Commerford, B. P., Osgood, J. L., and Wang, E. Y. (2020). Can Auditors Help Deter Operational Opportunism? The Importance of Auditor-Board Communication and Peer Comparison. The Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Bentley, J. W., Lambert, T. A., and Wang, E. Y. (2020). The Effect of Increased Audit Disclosure on Managerial Decision Making: Evidence from Disclosing Critical Audit Matters. The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.
Saiewitz, A., and Wang, E. Y. (2019) Using cultural mindsets to reduce cross-national auditor judgment differences. Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming
Tan, H. T., Wang, E. Y., and Yoo, G-Song. (2019). Who likes jargon? The joint effect of jargon type and industry knowledge on investors’ judgments. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 67 (2-3), 416-437.
Tan, H. T., Wang, E. Y., and Zhou, B. (2015). How does readability influence investors’ judgments? Consistency of benchmark performance matters. The Accounting Review, 90 (1), 371–393.
Tan, H. T., Wang, E. Y., and Zhou, B. (2014). When the use of positive language backfires: The joint effect of tone, readability, and investor sophistication on earnings judgments. Journal of Accounting Research, 52 (1), 273–302.
Wang, E. Y., and Tan, H. T. (2013). The effects of guidance frequency and guidance goal on managerial decisions. Journal of Accounting Research, 51 (3), 673–700.
Chen, W., Tan, H. T., and Wang, E. Y. (2013). Fair value accounting and managers’ hedging decisions. Journal of Accounting Research, 51(1), 67–103.