I am Iris Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at Sauder School of Business, the University of British Columbia. My research interests are Corporate and Crypto Governance, Decentralized Finance, Labour, and Entrepreneurship.

Link to my CV

Contact: iris.wang@sauder.ubc.ca

Address: HA 884B – 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Phone: +1 (778) 682-9643

Working Papers

Peer Performance and Proxy Advisors’ Recommendations: Evidence from Say-on-Pay Proposals (Job Market Paper)

Mutual Fund Disagreement and Firm Value: Passive vs. Active Voice

With Jan Bena

Owner Culture and Pay Inequality within Firms

With Jan Bena & Guangli Lu

Work in Progress

The Culture Origin of Gender Gaps in Pay and Mobility

  • With Jan Bena, Ha Diep-Nguyen, Quoc-anh Do, and Kieu-Trang Nguyen

Smart Contracts’ Governance: A New Order for Economic Activity?

  • With Jan Bena and Xiaoxia Hao

Teaching Experience


  • Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), UBC, 2020

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

  • Investment Policy (Undergraduate), UBC, 2021-2022
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (MBA), UBC, 2018
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (Undergraduate), UBC, 2017 – 2020
  • Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), UBC, 2017 – 2019
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions (Undergraduate), UBC, 2016 – 2017