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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.
She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, and a
Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law
School. Professor 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 courses in
Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance in the Master, MBA/EMBA, or
Ph.D. 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 investment strategies of institutional investors
(such as hedge funds and mutual funds) and their role in corporate governance
and financial markets. She is a leading scholar on shareholder activism,
especially hedge fund activism.
She has published extensively in top finance and law journals, and
her research has been frequently 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.
Professor Jiang 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.