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Liyan Yang


    Liyan Yang

    Professor of Finance

    Degrees: PhD, Cornell University
    Email: Send an email to Liyan Yang
    Phone: 416-978-3930


    Liyan Yang is a Professor of Finance 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

    Honors and Awards

    2016  William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research; JFQA
    2016  De la Vega Prize, Special Mention; Federation of European Securities Exchanges
    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

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Information and market frictions; return predictability in financial markets.  

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