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Dr Yaqiong Yao

Senior Lecturer

Yaqiong Yao

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 510731


Yaqiong (Chelsea) Yao is Associate Professor of Finance (Senior Lecturer) at Lancaster University Management School. She is also Visiting Research Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business from 8/2019 to 7/2021, where she held the same position from 3/2015 to 8/2015. Her research interests lie in green investments, ESG(environment, social and governance), empirical asset pricing, institutional investors, and textual analysis. She has been awarded Best Track Award in Risk Management by US Academy of Finance in 2017, Research Pump-Priming Grant by Lancaster University in 2014, Dean's Award for Research Excellence by the University of Melbourne in 2013, and American Finance Association Doctoral Travel Grant in 2012. She received her PhD in Finance from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and was a Visiting PhD Scholar at NYU Stern from January to July 2012. 


BEc (Jilin, China), MSc (Durham, UK), PhD (Melbourne, Australia)

Current Teaching

AcF 602 Advanced Investment Management

AcF 701 Master Dissertation

Additional Information

I will consider new Ph.D. candidates in the areas of green investments, textual analysis and ETFs.

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