Yihui Pan

Associate Professor; David Eccles Faculty Fellow & Emerging Scholar

Department of Finance

Faculty, Tenure Track

Yihui Pan is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Utah. She received her doctoral degree in Finance from University of Minnesota in 2011, and her master’s degree in Business Administration and German Studies from University of Mannheim. Her research focuses on corporate governance. Her work on the role of corporate management and firm-CEO matching has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. She has taught undergraduate level classes both at Minnesota and Utah, and doctoral level classes in Corporate Finance.

Current CV

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Areas of Expertise
Corporate Financial Distress
Corporate Governance

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  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Ph.D., Finance (November 2011)

  • University of Mannheim, Germany, 2000 – 2005 M.A., Business Administration (with concentration in Finance) and German Studies, 2005 B.A. equivalent, Business Administration and German Studies, 2003

Honors & Awards
  • Best Paper Award, China International Finance Conference, 2016

  • David Eccles Emerging Scholar Award, 2016

  • Risk Institute Research Grant, Ohio State University, 2016

  • David Eccles School of Business Behavioral Research Funding, 2014

  • Shmuel Kandel Award, Utah Winter Finance Conference, 2011

  • FINAN 4040
  • FINAN 7841


  • “Do Equity Markets Care About Income Inequality? Evidence from Pay Ratio Disclosure” (with Elena Pikulina, Stephan Siegel, and Tracy Wang), Journal of Finance, forthcoming

  • “Voice of the Customers: Local Trust Culture and Consumer Complaints to the CFPB” (with Rachel Hayes and Feng Jiang), Journal of Accounting Research, forthcoming
  • Yihui Pan, Stephan Siegel & Tracy Wang (2019). The Cultural Origin of CEOs’ Attitudes towards Uncertainty: Evidence from Corporate Acquisitions. Review of Financial Studies. Accepted, 07/05/2019.

  • Yihui Pan, Tracy Wang & Mike Weisbach (2018). Management Risk and the Cost of Borrowing. Review of Financial Studies. Vol. 31. Published, 09/2018.

  • Yihui Pan, Stephan Siegel & Tracy Wang (2017). Corporate Risk Culture. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Vol. 52(6). Published, 12/2017.

  • Yihui Pan (2017). The Determinants and Impact of Executive-Firm Matches. Management Science. Vol. 63(1), 185-200. Published, 01/2017.

  • Yihui Pan, Tracy Wang & Mike Weisbach (2016). CEO Investment Cycles. Review of Financial Studies. Vol. 29, 2955-2999. Published, 11/2016.

  • Yihui Pan, Tracy Yue Wang & Michael S. Weisbach (2015). Learning about CEO Ability and Stock Return Volatility. Review of Financial Studies. Vol. 28(6). Published, 04/2015.


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