Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, an assistant professor in NJIT’s School of Management, worked in the statistical arbitrage group of a large New York City hedge fund before joining NJIT. Earlier, he was project manager for the investment banking department of China Great Eagle Securities Col. Ltd., China. Currently Yan teaches finance to both graduate and undergraduate students and has more time for his primary research interests. They include empirical corporate finance and asset pricing, capital structure, CEO incentives and trading strategies following earnings announcements.
Next spring, The Commercial Press, China, will publish Yan’s first book: When Wall Street Becomes Great Wall Street: Can China Still Learn From Wall Street? In 2007, Yan co-authored a corporate finance paper which received the best award at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting.
Yan received his doctorate in international economics and finance from the International Business School at Brandeis University. He received a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Last update: 10/14/08
Topics: empirical corporate finance, assest pricing, capital structure, CEO incentives, strading strategies