Meet the scholars who will shape the future of business.

Simon PhD students are analytical, creative, and well-versed in solving complex business problems. There isn’t a conventional Simon candidate; we help each student maximize their own unique potential.

Inside the Simon Finance PhD

Simon’s methodological approach to finance emphasize formal modeling of problems and empirical testing of alternative theories. Explore problems of corporate financial policy, individual consumption-investment choices, and capital market equilibrium in an uncertain environment using principles of price theory, mathematics, and statistics as a basis.

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Yuchi Yao

Yuchi Yao

Area of Study: Finance

Curriculum vitae

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Prior Education

Nankai University, B.S. Economics

Nankai University, M.S. Economics

University of Virginia, M.A. Economics

University of Rochester, M.S. in Finance

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance