University of Southern California

Shiing-Wu Wang
Associate Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Michigan; MBA, University of Wisconsin; BS, National Chiao-Tung University


Shiing-wu Wang's research and teaching interest includes financial accounting, tax and valuation issues in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and taxes and business strategy. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. He has received several teaching awards at the Marshall School as well as a national teaching award. He is involved in several international programs including the Global Leadership Program, Pacific Rim Education Program (PRIME), and EMBA training program for major Chinese Universities.


Built-in Gain and the Effect on Mergers and Acquisition 2012
Acquisition Premium and Built-in Loss - Wells Fargo's Acquisition of Wachovia 2012
Tax Benefits as a Source of Merger Premiums in Acquisitions of Private Corporations 2007
Catellus on the REIT Track-An Organizational Form Choice 2003
How to Save $1 Billion in Taxes: Seagram and Du Pont 2003
What factors allowed Enron to Report Losses for Tax Purposes But Large Profits for Financial Accounting Purposes 2003
The Effect of Transaction Structure on Price: Evidence from Subsidiary Sales 2000
Exploiting and Sharing Tax Benefits: Seagram and Du Pont 1999
Earnings Management by Acquiring Firms in Stock for Stock Mergers 1999
Political Costs and Earnings Management of Oil Companies During the1990 Persian Gulf Crisis 1998
The Relationship Between Financial Reporting Practices and the 1986 Alternative Minimum Tax 1994
Taxes, Investment-Related Tax Shields and Capital Structure 1992
The Effect of the Book Income Adjustment in the 1986 Alternative Minimum Tax on Corporate Financial Reporting 1992
The Relation Between Political Competition and State Government Accounting Practices: A Test Using a Latent Variable Approach 1991
The Firm Size and Effective Tax Rates Relation: A Test of Firms' Political Success 1991