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Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive
Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, and the Vice Dean (for
Curriculum and Instruction) at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at
Columbia Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at
Harvard Law School, a Research Associate of the NBER—Law and Economics, and a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation.
Professor Jiang is a leading scholar in
corporate governance; in particular she pioneered research in hedge fund
activism. She has published extensively
in top economics, 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 numerous awards for research excellence,
including the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize from the Journal of
the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial
well as the best paper prizes from the Western Finance Association, Chicago
Quantitative Alliance, UK Inquire, the Q-Group, and the IRRC Institute. She is
currently an editor of the Review of Financial Studies.
Previously she was a Finance Department Editor at Management Science and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance. In addition, she is a Director of the Board of the American Finance Association (AFA).
Professor Jiang has taught courses in
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Activist Investing, Empirical Methods
in Finance Research, and Panel Data Econometrics in the Master, MBA/EMBA, and
Ph.D. programs, and has received numerous teaching excellence awards.
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.