Wei Jiang

Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise
Columbia Business School

Biography

Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division. She is a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, a Research Associate of the NBER—Law and Economics, a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation, and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Managed Funds Association. She is currently the Vice President of the Society of Financial Studies (SFS).

Professor Jiang is a leading scholar in corporate governance and institutional investors. She has published extensively in top finance, economics, and law journals, and her research has been frequently featured in major media. She received numerous awards for research excellence, including the best paper prizes from all top-three journals Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics, and from asset management associations Q-Group, Inquire, CQA, and Aberdeen Standard Investments. She served as editor of Review of Financial Studies and Management Science, Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance, and board member of the American Finance Association. In recognition of her distinguished scholarship, she was named the Fellow of the Financial Management Association (FMA) in 2018.

Professor Jiang has taught courses in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, and Empirical Methods in the MBA, EMBA, Master, and Ph.D. programs. She is a six-time recipient of 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.