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Tong  Yao

Tong Yao Finance

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
S304  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • BA in International Economics, Fudan University
  • PhD in Finance, Boston College


  • Stock return predictability; Investment management; Mutual funds


  • Henry B. Tippoe Fellow, University of Iowa, 2013
  • Crowell Research Award, 3rd Prize, PanAgora Asset Management, 2012
  • Annual Research Award, First Prize, INQUIRE Europe, 2007
  • Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2007
  • Research Data Grant, NAIC, 2007
  • Research Grant, INUQIRE UK, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, Geneva Association and International Insurance Society, 2006
  • Research Grant, BSI Gamma Foundation, 2006
  • Research Grant, INQUIRE UK, 2006
  • Research Grant, Q Group, 2006
  • Research Grant, INQUIRE Europe, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, International Insurance Society, 2004
  • Distinguished Paper Award, Decision Science Institute, 2004
  • CQA Academic Paper Competition, 3rd Prize, Chicago Quantitative Alliance, 2001
  • Crowell Research Award, finalist, PanAgora Asset Management, 2001

Selected Publications

Working Papers

                  Committees and Professional Service

                  • department recruiting committee, 2014-2015
                  • PhD admissions committee, 2015