Ke Yang, Ph.D., holds the Theodore A. Lauer Professorship.
Perella Department of Finance: Assistant Professor
- University of Iowa, Ph.D.
- University of Nebraska-Omaha, M.A.
- Henan University of Science and Technology, B.S.
Professor Yang joined the Perella Department of Finance at Lehigh University in 2008. Her research and teaching interests include corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, corporate governance, agency issues, capital structure, and investments.
- Corporate Finance
- Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructurings
- Corporate Governance
- Agency Issues
- Capital Structure
Selected Publications and Working Papers
- "The price of street friends: Social Networks, informed trading, and shareholder costs," with Jie Cai and Ralph Walking, 2014, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.
- "The role of investment banker directors in M&A: Can experts help?", with Qianqian Huang, Feng Jiang, and Erik Lie, 2013, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 112 (2), 269-286.
- "Are small firms less vulnerable to overpriced stock offers?" with Anand M. Vijh, 2013, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 110 (1), 61-86.
- "CFO/CEO-board social ties, Sarbanes-Oxley, and earnings management", with Gopal V. Krishnan, K.K. Raman and Wei Yu, 2011, Accounting Horizons, Vol.25 (3), 537-557.
- “How do inter-firm managerial social ties matter? The mediating effect of strategic alliances on innovation performance”, with Jianjun Zhu and Michael D. Santoro, 2014.
- "Bond tender offers in mergers and acquisitions", with Matthew Billett, 2014.
- "IPO underwriting syndicates: Do social ties help get a seat at the table?", with John W. Cooney, Leonardo Madureira, and Ajai K. Singh, 2014.
- "The acquisition performance of S&P 500 firms", with Anand M. Vijh, 2010.