Vivian Fang

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Vivian Fang

Vivian Fang is an Associate Professor and the Honeywell Professor of Accounting at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Professor Fang’s research has studied issues related to managerial myopia, executive compensation, accounting fraud, and Fintech. Her work has been published in numerous top-tier business journals and featured in various media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Her paper “Equity Vesting and Investment” won a WFA Best Paper Award in 2015 and the IRRC Institute Research Award in 2017. In 2020, Financial Times listed this paper among the top 100 business school studies with social impact. Her paper “The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Incentives” was the co-winner of the 2017 IRRC Institute Research Award and the 2017 ICPM Research Award. She serves on several editorial boards. Professor Fang has taught at several institutions and now teaches accounting classes and an MBA course on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain at Carlson. She is an expert on crypto accounting and her comments on related issues frequently appear on local and national media. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Professor Fang worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte Tax LLP. She was a registered CPA and a CGA (Canada) and also passed all three levels of the CFA exams. Vivian holds a PhD and a master’s degree from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University.

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