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Wei Jiang is
Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the
Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School. She is currently the Chair of the
Finance sub-division, and served on the faculty advisory boards of the Chazen
Institute of International Business, the Heilbrunn
Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, the Program for Financial Studies, and the Richman Center for Business, Law, and
Public Policy. 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. degree.
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 the Finance Area Editor of Management Science, and associate
editor at the Journal of Finance and
Review of Financial Studies.
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.