Biography

Yakun Wang received PhD in Accountancy and MBA in Finance from Baruch College, City University of New York. His research interests include Financial Information Dissemination, Media, Social Network and Individual Investors. Prior to joining CUHK-Shenzhen, he worked at New York University – Shanghai and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.


Research

Project and Grant

2016 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Young Scholar Grant (No. 71602165, grant amount RMB 210,000)


Awards and Honors
  • 2019
  • 2014
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  • 01

    2019

    CUHK- Shenzhen Presidential Exemplary Teaching Award- 2019

  • 02

    2014

    Teaching Excellence Award, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, 2014

  • 03

    2014

    Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association

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Academic Publications

Working Papers:

1. "Face Value: The Impact of Perceived Facial Traits on the Performance and Career Outcomes of Sell-side Analysts" with Lin Peng, Siew Hong Teoh and Jiawen Yan

2. "Does Social Media Moderate Information Bias in China? Evidence from the Tone of Social and Traditional Media" with TJ Wong and Tianyu Zhang

3. “The Impact of Public Disclosure on Information Asymmetry between Sophisticated and Unsophisticated Investors: Evidence from an Investor Social Media Network” With Donal Byard

4. “What Drives Sell-side Analysts’ Last-minute Forecast Revisions?” With Cunyu Xing

5. "Machine Learning-Engined Asset Pricing: Empirical Evidence from China Financial Market" with Jiawen Yan


Project and Grant:

2016 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Young Scholar Grant (No. 71602165, grant amount RMB 210,000)