• YU, Xiaoyun

    Professor of Finance

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  • Research Interests

    Theoretical and Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Institutions and Systems, IPOs, Political Economy of Finance

Xiaoyun Yu is currently a Professor of Finance at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Prior to joining SAIF, she was a Professor of Finance and Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
Professor Yu’s research interests are in the areas of theoretical and empirical corporate finance, with a focus on information economics, initial public offering, financial institutions and systems, and political economy of finance. Many of her works have been published in Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and other leading academic journals. She is the author and co-author of several book chapters for Social Security Reform in China and Volume of Finance, Frontiers of Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Yu’s research has won numerous awards and has been featured in various media outlets, including the CNBC, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. She has served as the program chair, track chair, committee member of many top academic conferences. She is an editor of International Review of Finance, and an associate editor of Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Empirical Finance.

Professor Yu received her Ph.D. in Finance from University of Minnesota and B.A. in International Economics from Renmin University of China.

Journal Publications

1. Liao, Guanmin, Mark Ma, and Xiaoyun Yu, 2022, Transporting transparency: Director foreign experience and corporate information environment, Journal of International Business Studies

2. Giannetti, Mariassunta, and Xiaoyun Yu, 2021, Adapting to Radical Change: The Benefits of Short-Horizon Investors, Management Science

3. Giannetti, Mariassunta, Guanmin Liao, Jiaxing You, and Xiaoyun Yu, 2021, The Externalities of Corruption: Evidence from Entrepreneurial Firms in China, Review of Finance

4. Du, Qianqian, Frank Yu, and Xiaoyun Yu, 2017, Cultural Proximity and the Processing of Financial Information, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

5. Tian, Xuan, Gregory Udell, and Xiaoyun Yu, 2016, Disciplining Delegated Monitors: When Venture Capitalists Fail to Prevent Fraud by Their IPO Firms, Journal of Accounting & Economics