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Faculty and Staff Profile

Tilan Tang

Assistant Professor of Finance

Office: 336E Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-2337

 Educational Background

Ph.D Finance
Michigan State University 2009

Master Economics
Florida State University 2004

BA Business Adminstration
Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2002

BS Computer Science
Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2002

 Courses Taught

International Finance
Derivative Analysis
Introduction to Finance
Financial Management


Tilan Tang is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Clemson University. In 2013-2014, she was also a visiting professor of Finance at University of Georgia for her research. Since earning her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2009, Professor Tang has been working on M&As, Executive Compensation, Board Directors, Financial Policies, and Product Market Relationships. One of her papers has won “the Best Paper in Corporate Finance” Award in 2013 Eastern Finance Association Annual Conference. Professor Tang currently teaches courses in international Finance and Financial Derivatives. She also has taught Introduction to Finance and Financial Management courses.

 Research Interests

Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Compensation, Board Directors, Financial Policies and Product Market Relationships


WORKING PAPER: Labor Market Competition, Executive Job-Hopping, and Compensation ---Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at 2013 Eastern Finance Association Meeting; Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Accounting and Economics
WORKING PAPER: Cash Flow and Product Market Competition: An Empirical Analysis
WORKING PAPER: Mergers in Medicare Part D: Decomposing Market Power, Cost Efficiencies, and Bargaining Power ---2012 University Research Grant
WORKING PAPER: Bidder Gains and Losses: Evidence from Terminated Merger Proposals ---Revise and Resubmit at the International Review of Finance
WORKING PAPER: Valuation Effects of REIT Mergers and the Role of Diversification