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Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and
Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, and the
Director of Chazen Institute of International
Business at Columbia Business School.
Jiang received her B.A. and M.A. in international economics from Fudan University (China), and Ph.D. in economics from
the University of Chicago in 2001 after which she joined Columbia
Business School. She has since
taught in the Master, MBA or EMBA programs at Chicago, Columbia, Wharton,
and Berkeley. She was an
investment banking associate at Prudential Securities (Shanghai) before pursuing her Ph.D.
Professor Jiang’s main research
interest lies in the strategies of institutional investors (such as hedge
funds and mutual funds) and their role in corporate decisions and
financial markets. Her research has been published in top academic
journals as well as featured in major media, including the Wall
Street Journal, Economist, Institutional Investors, Money, Fortune,
Business Week, New York Times and Financial Times. She
received the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize from the Journal
of Finance, multiple best paper prizes from the Western Finance
Association, Chicago Quantitative Alliance, UK Inquire, the Q-Group, and
the Wharton School Terker Family Prize in
Investment Research. She is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies, and a
Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance – Harvard Law School.
Professor Jiang has taught various
courses in corporate finance and is a five-time recipient of teaching
excellence awards at Columbia Business School since 2005. Most recently she was voted by the
Class of 2013 MBA students to receive the Singhvi
Prize for Scholarship, awarded to a full-time faculty member for his/her
dedication to teaching and the ability to communicate knowledge.