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Liyan Yang

Liyan Yang

Professor of Finance
Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy

Degrees:

PhD, Cornell University

Phone:

416-978-3930

Bio

Liyan Yang is a Professor of Finance and Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research interests are in financial markets, asset pricing, and behavioral finance. He received PhD in economics from Cornell University in 2010. He is currently serving as an associate editor at Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, and Management Science. His research has appeared in Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies, etc. Yang has received the 2016 JFQA William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research, the 2016 Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Award, and the 2015 Roger Martin Award for Excellence in Research, among others.

Academic Positions

  • 2018 -

    Associate Editor, Journal of Finance

  • 2018 -

    Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Theory

  • 2018 -

    Associate Editor, Management Science

  • 2016 -

    Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Markets

  • 2015 - 2017

    Associate Professor of Finance, University of Toronto, Rotman School

  • 2009 - 2015

    Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Toronto, Rotman School

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Financial markets, asset pricing, and behavioral finance.

Honors and Awards

  • 2016

    De la Vega Prize, Special Mention, Federation of European Securities Exchanges

  • 2016

    William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research, JFQA

  • 2016

    Governor's Award, Bank of Canada

  • 2015

    Roger Martin Excellence in Research Award, Rotman, University of Toronto

  • 2015

    RFS Distinguished Referee Award, Society for Financial Studies

  • 2015

    MIT Asia Conference in Accounting Best Paper Award (Runner-Up), MIT

  • 2013

    Best Paper on on Corporate Finance, The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) Conference

  • 2012

    Best Paper on Capital Markets, NFA Conference

  • 2011

    Best Paper on Capital Markets, NFA Conference

  • 2011

    Best Paper on Global Financial Markets, The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) Conference

  • 2009

    Best Paper Award, FMA Conference

  • 2013

    Connaught New Researcher Award, University of Toronto

  • 2013

    Insight Grant, SSHRC

  • 2013

    CIGI/INET Grant Award,

  • 2012

    Insight Grant, SSHRC

  • 2011

    Standard Research Grant, SSHRC

  • 2011, 2013, 2015

    Excellence in Teaching Award, Rotman

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Western Finance Association

  • Finance Theory Group

  • European Finance Association

  • American Finance Association

  • American Economics Association

  • American Accounting Association

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