Yiming Qian

Professor, Toscano Family Chair in Finance


Yiming Qian is Professor and the Toscano Family Chair in Finance at University of Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU. Before joining UConn, she taught at University of Iowa. She has also been a visiting scholar in Asia, Australia and Europe.

Yiming’s research focuses on varying topics in corporate finance, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, and emerging markets. She is widely published in leading finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance, among others.

Yiming has served as a board member of Midwest Finance Association. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Empirical Finance and Quarterly Journal of Finance. She has also served on the program committees for many international finance conferences.


Ph.D. in Finance, New York University
M.A. in Economics, Fordham University
B.A. in Economics, NanKai University

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance
Initial Public Offering
Mergers and Acquisitions
Behavioral Finance
Emerging markets

Recent Publications

Allen, Franklin, Xian Gu, Wei Li, Jun Qian, and Yiming Qian, “Implicit guarantee and shadow banking: The case of trust products”, forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics.

Qian, Yiming, Jay Ritter, and Xinjian Shao, “Initial public offerings Chinese style”, forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Akyol, Ali, Yiming Qian, and Frank Yu, 2023, “How do experienced analysts improve price efficiency?” Journal of Banking and Finance, 149, 106798.

Hammoudeh, Mosab, Amrita Nain, and Yiming Qian, 2022, “The role of divestitures in horizontal mergers”, Journal of Corporate Finance, 72, 102132.

Kwon, Sungjoung, Michelle Lowry, and Yiming Qian, 2020, “Mutual fund investments in private firms”, Journal of Financial Economics, 136 (2), 407-443.

Allen, Franklin, Yiming Qian, Guoqian Tu, and Frank Yu, 2019, “Entrusted loans: A close look at China’s shadow banking system”, Journal of Financial Economics, 133 (1), 18-41.

Jiang, Feng, Yiming Qian, and Scott Yonker, 2019, “Hometown biased acquisitions”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 54 (5), 2017-2051.

Chiang, Yao-Min, Michelle Lowry and Yiming Qian, 2019, “The Information advantage of underwriters in IPOs”, Management Science, 65 (12), 5721-5740.

Jiang, Feng, Kose John, Wei Li and Yiming Qian, 2018, “Earthly rewards to the religious: Religiosity and the costs of public and private debt”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 53(5), 2131-2160.

Chang, Chun, Yao-Min Chiang, Yiming Qian and Jay Ritter, 2017, “Pre-market trading and IPO prices”, Review of Financial Studies, 30 (3), 835-865.

Colak, Gonul, Art Durnev and Yiming Qian, 2017, “Political uncertainty and IPO activity: Evidence from US gubernatorial elections” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 52 (6), 2523-2564.


Contact Information
Mailing Address2100 Hillside Road U-1041F, Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationBUSN 452
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