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


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

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.

Jiang, Yi, Yiming Qian and Tong Yao, 2016, “R&D spillover and predictable returns”, Review of Finance, 20 (5), 1769-1797.

Cai, Jie, Yixin Liu, Yiming Qian and Miaomiao Yu, 2015, “Information asymmetry and corporate governance”, Quarterly Journal of Finance, 5 (3).

Chiang, Yao-Min, David Hirshleifer, Yiming Qian, Ann Sherman, 2011, “Do investors learn from experience? Evidence from frequent IPO investors”, Review of Financial Studies 24(5), 1560-1589.

Li, Haidan and Yiming Qian, 2011, “Outside CEO directors on compensation committees: Whose side are they on?” Review of Accounting & Finance, 10 (2), 110-133. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012).

John, Kose, Hamid Mehran and Yiming Qian, 2010, “Outside monitoring and CEO compensation in the banking industry”, Journal of Corporate Finance 16 (4), 383-399 (lead article).

Chiang, Yao-Min, Yiming Qian and Ann Sherman, 2010, “Endogenous entry and partial adjustment in IPO auctions: Are institutional investors better informed?” Review of Financial Studies 23 (3), 1200-1230.

Billett, Matthew T. and Yiming Qian, 2008, “Are overconfident CEOs born or made? Evidence of self-attribution bias from frequent acquirers”, Management Science 54(6), 1037-1051 (lead article).

Clayton, Matthew and Yiming Qian, 2004, “Wealth gains from tracking stocks: Long-run performance and ex-date returns,” Financial Management 33(3), 83-106.

Qian, Yiming, Kose John and Teresa John, 2004, “Financial system design and liquidity provision by banks and markets in a dynamic economy”, Journal of International Money and Finance 23 (3), 385-403.

John, Kose and Yiming Qian, 2003, “Incentive features in CEO compensation in the banking industry”, Economic Policy Review 9, 109-121.

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