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Yiming  Qian

Yiming Qian Finance

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
S382  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Finance, New York University, 2002
  • MA in Economics, Fordham University, 1997
  • BA in Economics, NanKai University, 1995


  • Corporate Finance, IPOs, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, and Capital Market


  • Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow, 2014
  • International Programs Summer Research Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2014
  • Career Development Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012
  • Faculty Research Grant for Selected Proposals 2009, 2010
  • Old Gold Fellowship, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Do investors learn from experience? Evidence from frequent IPO investors, Yao-Min Chiang, David Hirshleifer, Yiming Qian, Ann Sherman, Review of Financial Studies, vol 24 (5), 2011, 1560-1589
  • Outside CEO Directors on Compensation Committees: Whose Side Are They on? , Haidan Li, Yiming Qian, Review of Accounting & Finance, vol 10 (2), 2011, 110-133
  • Outside Monitoring and CEO Compensation in the Banking Industry, Kose John, Hamid Mehran, Yiming Qian, Journal of Corporate Finance, vol 16 (4), 2010, 383-399 (lead article).
  • Endogenous entry and partial adjustment in IPO auctions: Are institutional investors better informed?, Yao-Min Chiang , Yiming Qian, Ann Sherman, Review of Financial Studies, vol 23 (3), 2010, 1200-1230.
  • Are Overconfident CEOs Born or Made? Evidence of Self-Attribution Bias from Frequent Acquirers, Matthew T. Billett, Yiming Qian, Management Science, vol 54 (6), 2008, 1037-1051 (lead article).
  • Wealth Gains from Tracking Stocks: Long-run Performance and Ex-date Returns, Matthew Clayton, Yiming Qian, Financial Management, vol 33 (3), 2004, 83-106.
  • Financial System Design and Liquidity Provision by Banks and Markets in a Dynamic Economy, Yiming Qian, Kose John, Teresa John, Journal of International Money and Finance, vol 23(3), 2004, 385-403.
  • Incentive Features in CEO Compensation in the Banking Industry, Kose John, Yiming Qian, Economic Policy Review, vol 9, 2003, 109-121.

Working Papers

  • Analyst experience and accrual anomaly: how do experienced analysts improve price efficiency, Ali Akyol, Yiming Qian, Frank Yu
  • Do Underwriters Have an Information Advantage? IPO Auctions vs. Bookbuilding, Yao-Min Chiang , Michelle Lowry , Yiming Qian
  • Earthly Reward to the Religious: Religiosity and the Costs of Public and Private Debt, Feng Jiang, Kose John, Wei Li, Yiming Qian
  • Entrusted loans: A close look at China‚Äôs shadow banking system, Franklin Allen, Yiming Qian, Guoqian Tu, Frank Yu
  • Political Uncertainty and IPO Activity: Evidence from US Gubernatorial Elections , Gonul Colak , Artem A. Durnev, Yiming Qian
  • R&D Spillover and Predictable Returns, Yi Jiang , Yiming Qian, Tong Yao
  • The role of divestitures in horizontal mergers: Evidence from product and stock markets, Amrita Nain, Yiming Qian
  • Investor Demand in Bookbuilding IPOs: The US Evidence, Yiming Qian, Jay Ritter , An Yan
  • Pre-Market Trading and IPO Pricing, Chun Chang, Yao-Min Chiang, Yiming Qian, Jay Ritter
  • Business Cycle, Firm Size, and Market Reactions to News, Yiming Qian, Xiaoyun Yu
  • Human-Capital Intensive Firms: Top Management Compensation and Capital Structure, Yiming Qian