Lisa Yang



Dr. Lisa (Zongfei) Yang

Assistant Professor of Finance

Office: 428 Jabs Hall


Phone: (406) 994-7880

BFIN 435 - Corporate Finance



Research Interests

Corporate bonds

Security offerings

Credit rating agencies


Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Lisa Yang taught undergraduate courses in finance as an instructor at the University of Oklahoma.  Motivated by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, which highlighted the importance of sound capital markets, Lisa’s research examines institutional trading behaviors from an empirical and behavioral asset-pricing perspective.  An avid reader of news on financial markets and economic policies worldwide, she especially enjoys helping students integrate and apply concepts and methods of corporate finance decisions to what they observe in the domestic and international news and markets.

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Selected Publications

  • "Valuation uncertainty, market sentiment and the informativeness of institutional trades," co-authored with Jeremy Goh and Chiraphol Chiyachantana, Journal of Banking & Finance, vol 2, 81-98. (2016)
  • “Bond Market Event Study Methods,” with Louis Ederington and Wei Guan, Forthcoming, Journal of Banking and Finance SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Econometrics: Econometric & Statistical Methods (2013); Cross-Sectional Models, Spatial Models, Treatment Effect Models and Econometrics: Single Equation Models eJournal (2015)


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  • Recipient of a Faculty Summer Research Grant, Montana State University, 2016
  • Graduation Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, 2010-2014
  • American Financial Association (AFA) Student Travel Grant, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Semifinalist for Best Paper Awards at the Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Graduate College Travel Grant, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • Energy Institute Research Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • Doctoral Summer Research Fellowship, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, 2011

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Ph.D., Finance, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2015

M.Sc., Finance, Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2010

B.Sc., Economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2007


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