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Dr. Jiaquan YAO (姚加权), Professor of Finance
Email: YAOJ0002[AT]


WeChat Subscription Account: 经金数智实验室

Research Interests: FinTech, Digital Economics, Unstructured Big Data

Econometrics, Natural Language Processing

Academic Experience

  • School of Management, Jinan University
    Professor of Finance, 2017.07 to present

  • Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University
    Assistant Professor of Finance, 2014.09 to 2017.06


  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Ph.D. in Finance

  • Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
    M.A. in Economics (Econometrics)
    B.Eng. in Information Engineering (with distinction)


  • 2023     Third-class Prize of the Fifteenth Outstanding Achievements in Social Sciences of Fujian Province

  • 2023     CNKI Academic Digest (May-June 2003): High PCSI Papers, Highly Cited Papers

  • 2023     Excellent Paper Award at the Conference on Financial Systems Engineering and Risk Management

  • 2023     Third Prize of Guangdong Provincial Excellent Financial Research Achievements in Paper Category

  • 2023     JFQA Most Downloaded Articles in 2022

  • 2022     First Prize Award at the 10th China Conference on Investment

  • 2021     Best Paper Award at the 1st Workshop on Audit and Modernization of National Governance System

  • 2021     Excellent Paper Award at Lingnan Economic Workshop Hosted by Guangdong Economic Society

  • 2020     Excellent Paper Award at the Conference on Financial Systems Engineering and Risk Management (2 papers)

  • 2019     World Economic Statistics Best English Papers TOP 10 by World Economic Yearbook

  • 2019     Champion Team at Amazon Deep Learning Hackathon, Beijing

  • 2017     Supervisor for National Excellent Master Thesis in Finance (18 theses selected countrywide)

  • 2016     Best Teaching Award, WISE at Xiamen University

  • 2013     Best Paper Award at the National Forum for PhD Students in Quantitative Economics

  • 2012     Doctoral Student Travel Grant Award sponsored by the American Finance Association

  • 2011     Best Paper Award at 19th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets


  • Editorial Membership:
    Associate Editor, International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 3), 2022 to present

  • Referee:
    Review of Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, China Economic Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, China Finance Review International, Management World (In Chinese), Journal of Management Sciences in China (In Chinese), Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • Committee Member:
    Guangzhou Digital Finance Association

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