Yan Wang joins DeGroote from Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management, where she has served as an Assistant Professor of Finance since 2015. Her interests include studying financial institutions and empirical corporate finance, with expertise in the areas of institutional trading and short selling, product markets, and cross-listings. “DeGroote values innovative research,” Wang says, when asked of her interest in joining the faculty. “The School provides a large amount of resources and support to young researchers like myself. I also like the people and the environment at McMaster.” As a teacher, Wang continually strives to improve the learning experiences of her students, both inside and outside the classroom, while also preparing them to launch successful careers after graduation. “I believe in a student-centered learning approach, and I highly value the importance of in-class active learning and discussion,” she explains. In 2006, Wang graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology with a B.Sc. in Economics. She earned a M.A. in Economics and PhD in Finance from McGill University, completing the latter in 2014. No stranger to major awards, she received the SAC Capital PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research in 2013, among many other international honours.