SAIF Recruits Young Professors at ASSA Annual Meeting


On January 5, 2024, a delegation of professors from the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) attended the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The group organized a reception, hosted by the American Finance Association (AFA), to recruit young professors globally.

SAIF focuses on recruiting top faculty worldwide. At the reception, SAIF professors and nearly two hundred scholars and candidates discussed the latest international financial research and potential collaborations, enhancing SAIF’s academic influence. The SAIF delegation included: Academic Committee Chair Jiang Wang, MIT Sloan School of Management Mizuho Financial Group Professor; Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Hong Yan; Huifu Chair Professor of Finance Chun Chang; Young Professor Recruitment Committee Chair Xiaoyun Yu; Professor of Finance Yongxiang Wang; MF Program Faculty Director and CAFR Associate Director Xianglin Li; and Assistant Professor of Finance Junxiong Gao. 

The delegation rigorously interviewed 28 candidates, selected from nearly 200 applicants this year.  

World-class faculty drive SAIF’s ambition to become a globally leading finance school. SAIF recruits professors to international business school standards, assembling a leading Asia-based team to educate financial talent, research innovations, and advise policymakers.  

As of December 2023, SAIF has 75 professors, including 44 with tenure at top global institutions. Since SAIF’s 2009 founding, affiliated faculty have published 56 papers in the finance field’s 3 most prestigious journals – the most in China, demonstrating our faculty’s strength.

The ASSA Annual Meeting features the American Economic Association, the AFA, the Econometric Society, and 64 affiliated groups. Along with those of the Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, and China International Conference in Finance, the AFA conferences are considered to be most globally preeminent in academic finance.