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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 Rotman. His research interests are in asset pricing, behavioral finance and information economics. His current research focuses on information transmission and production in financial markets and related regulation issues. He received the 2009 Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference Best Paper Award, the 2011 Northern Finance Association (NFA) Award for the Best Paper on Capital Markets, and the 2011 Inaugural TCFA (The Chinese Finance Association) Award for the Best Paper on Global Financial Markets.

Academic Positions

  • 2009

    2015, University of Toronto, Rotman School

Selected Publications - Papers

Research and Teaching Interests

Information and market frictions; return predictability in financial markets.

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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