• WANG, Yongxiang

    Professor of Finance

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  • Research Interests

    Empirical Corporate Finance, Political Economy, Organizational Economics, The Chinese Economy.

Professor Yongxiang Wang is a Professor of Finance at Shanghai Institute of Finance (SAIF) . And he was a tenured associate professor of Finance at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
He has a broad range of interests in empirical corporate finance, political economy, organizational economics, behavioral economics, and corporate strategy in emerging markets, with a main focus on China economy and Chinese financial markets. He is an associate editor at  both the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Review of Finance.
His work has been published in top economics journals (Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics), top finance journals (Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies), top management journals (Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal), and top accounting journal (Journal of Accounting and Economics). He is also a frequent referee for top Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Sociology, Political Science and also Science journals. His research projects have been supported by NSF grants from the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia and also China. His work has been covered by Science, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Economist, New York Times, and China Daily.
He obtained his PhD in Finance from Columbia Business School in 2010, and his M.A. and also B.A. from Renmin University of China.

Journal Publications

1. Fisman, Ray, Wei Huang, Bo Ning, Yue Pan, Jiaping Qiu and Yongxiang Wang, 2022, Superstition and Risk Taking: Evidence from "Zodiac Year" Beliefs in China, Management Science

2. A. V. Chari, E. Liu, S. Wang and Y.Wang, 2021, Property Rights, Land Misallocation, and Agricultural Efficiency in China, The Review of Economic Studies

3. Chu, Jian; Fisman, Raymond; Tan, Songtao; Wang, Yongxiang, 2021, Hometown Ties and the Quality of Government Monitoring: Evidence from Rotation of Chinese Auditors, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

4. R. Fisman, H. Lin, C. Sun, Yongxiang Wang, and D. Zhao, 2021, What motivates non-democratic leadership: Evidence from COVID-19 reopenings in China, Journal of Public Economics

5. R. Dong, R. Fisman, Y. Wang and N. Xu, 2021, Air Pollution, Affect, and Forecasting Bias: Evidence from Chinese Financial Analysts, Journal of Financial Economics