Course Taught: Financial Theory and Policy
Research Expertise: Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior
Consulting: Litigation support for financial fraud, antitrust, lost profits cases
Research Expertise: Finance, capital market theory, monetary economics, management control systems, international finance, accounting
Even in these roller coaster financial times, Associate Professor Joseph Chen believes it is possible to make sense of Wall Street.
Teaching Field and Research Expertise: Finance
Associate Professor Roger Edelen’s primary research interest is institutional investing. Much of his work has focused on the influence of operational and organizational factors on mutual fund performance, particularly relating to funds’ trading practices and shareholder flow. His research also includes the role of agency conflicts in secondary-market trading, and pricing dynamics in primary security offerings. His teaching interests are investments and derivative securities.
Research Expertise: Banking, corporate finance
A leading expert in banking and corporate finance, Professor Robert Marquez tries to uncover the mechanisms that underlie the behavior of financial institutions. One important focus of his research now is the effect low interest rates have on banks and whether they encourage banks to take on more leverage.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis
M.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., China Academy of Railway Science
Dr. Yu (Ben) Meng is a Senior Portfolio Manager at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) where he is responsible for Asset Allocation. At CalPERS, Asset Allocation encompasses various assets such as domestic and international equity, Treasury and agency debt, corporate bonds, mortgage backed securities, CDOs, private real estate, currency overlay, venture capital, leveraged buyouts, and hedge funds.
Research Expertise: Investment management, capital markets, behavioral finance, empirical asset pricing
Anna Scherbina has studied why even seemingly sophisticated mutual fund managers may irrationally hold onto stocks that have decreased in value. Her most recent research looks at price determination for luxury real estate, how news events impact stock prices and how the difference of opinion in financial markets effect asset returns.
Alan Taylor is a professor of economics and finance at the University of California, Davis, with appointments in the Department of Economics and the Graduate School of Management. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. He currently serve as a co-editor at the Journal of International Economics.
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Research Expertise: Economics of financial intermediation, particularly investment banking, commercial banking, and venture capital/private equity; corporate finance
Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda wants to shed light on the economic roles played by financial intermediaries such as banks, venture capital/private equity funds, and institutional investors that influence a firm’s access to capital. She also wants to examine how incentives (given through compensation contracts, reputation, etc.) impact the actions of specific agents within these institutions.
Professor Zhu is currently the Deputy Director and Professor of Finance at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. Prior to joining the faculty of SAIF, Prof. Zhu served as Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis and Special Term Professor at Beijing University. He also has furthered his academic expertise as Executive Director, Head of Portfolio Advisory, Nomura International (2008-2009) and Senior Vice President, Head of Quantitative Equity Strategies, Lehman Brothers (Asia) in 2008.