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Yuhai Xuan

Yuhai Xuan

Dean’s Professor, Finance and Associate Dean, Masters Programs

SB2 328

949.824.5615

yuhai.xuan@uci.edu    Personal website  

Education

PhD, Harvard University
AM, Harvard University

Research Interest

Corporate Finance

Corporate Governance

Behavioral Finance


Yuhai Xuan is Dean's Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of Master’s Programs in The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.  He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and the Journal of Empirical Finance.  Prior to joining UC Irvine, he served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Xuan's research focuses on empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and behavioral finance.  His work has been published in leading academic journals in finance and has been covered in various media outlets, including Bloomberg, Business Insider, The Economist, the Financial Times, Forbes, The New York Times, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.  He has been awarded the Jensen Prize (First Place Winner) for the best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics and has presented his work at more than 40 universities as well as numerous national and international conferences.

Professor Xuan has taught a variety of courses in the undergraduate, MBA, Master of Finance, and Executive Education programs.  He has won multiple teaching awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award at UC Irvine, the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and Best Professor awards at Illinois, and the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.  Additionally, he served as the inaugural Academic Director of the Online MBA program at Illinois and was the recipient of the Dean's Impact Award for his leadership role in the program.

Professor Xuan holds an AM and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Selected Publications, News and Honors

Publications

For Professor Xuan’s publications, including download links to his articles and working papers, please visit his personal website

Honors and Awards

  • Management Science Distinguished Service Award, Management Science, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Master of Finance Class of 2020, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, 2020
  • Management Science Distinguished Service Award, Management Science, 2019
  • Dean’s Professor, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, 2019–
  • Dean’s Impact Award, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018–2019 (awarded State of Illinois Recognition by Senator Scott Bennett of the 100th General Assembly, December 6, 2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, with “Outstanding” ratings (top 10%), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016–2018
  • Best Professor, voted by the Master of Science in Finance graduating classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016–2018
  • CICF Best Paper Award, China International Conference in Finance (CICF), 2018
  • Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016–2019
  • All-Star Paper, for a high number of citations per year since publication, Journal of Financial Economics, 2015
  • Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2012–2015
  • Jensen Prize, First Place Winner, for the Best Paper in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations, Journal of Financial Economics, 2011
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 2004, 2005
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2000–2005