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The 14th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 14th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Guangzhou on July 10, 2019. Special thanks to Professors Xiaoyun Yu and Zhiguo He, conference co-chairs for their support of our efforts and Professor Liyan Yang for presenting the award, as well as CICF & SAIF for the support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2019:

1. “Financing Experimentation,” by Tong Liu, University of Pennsylvania; and

2. “Dynamic Market Making and Asset Pricing," by Wen Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Yajun Wang, City University of New York


Award Ceremony, Tong Liu, Professor Liyan Yang (from left to right), July 10, 2019
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Award Ceremony, Tong Liu, Professor Liyan Yang (from left to right), July 10, 2019
Award Ceremony, Wen Chen, Professor Liyan Yang (from left to right), July 10, 2019
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Award Ceremony, Wen Chen, Professor Liyan Yang (from left to right), July 10, 2019



The 13th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 13th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Tianjin on July 11, 2018. Special thanks again to Professor Jun Pan, as well as CICF & SAIF for the continued support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2018:

1. “Investment Adviser Regulatory Jurisdiction and Reported Misconduct," Ben Charoenwong, National University of Singapore, Alan Kwan, The University of Hong Kong and Tarik Umar, Rice University

2. “Prime (Information) BCustomer Liquidity Provision: Implications for Corporate Bond Transaction Cosrokerage," Nitish Kumar, University of Florida, Kevin Mullally, University of Alabama, Sugata Ray, University of Alabama and Yuehua Tang, University of Florida

Award Ceremony, July 11, 2018
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Award Ceremony, July 11, 2018
Award Ceremony, July 11, 2018
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Award Ceremony, July 11, 2018



The 12th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 12th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Hangzhou on July 13, 2017. Special thanks again to Professor Jun Pan, as well as CICF & SAIF for the continued support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2017:

1. “Customer Liquidity Provision: Implications for Corporate Bond Transaction Cost," Jaewon Choi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yesol Huh, Federal Reserve Board

2. “When Finance Leaves does Enterprise Follow? The Lasting Impact of Bank Distress on Entrepreneurship," Tania Babina, Columbia University and Elizabeth Berger, Cornell University

Award Ceremony, July 13, 2017
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Award Ceremony, July 13, 2017
Award Ceremony, July 13, 2017
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Award Ceremony, July 13, 2017



The 11th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 11th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Xiamen on July 8, 2016. Special thanks again to Professor Jun Qian, as well as CICF & SAIF for the continued support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2016:

1. “The Life Cycle of Corporate Venture Capital,” by Song Ma, Yale University

2. “Profit Sharing, Wisdom of the Crowd, and Theory of the Firm," Jiasun Li, University of California, Los Angeles


The 10th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 10th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Shenzhen on July 10, 2015. Special thanks again to Professors Jun Pan and Xiaoyun Yu, conference co-chairs for their support of our efforts, as well as CICF & SAIF for the support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2015:

1. “Investment Waves under Cross Learning,” by Shiyang Huang, London School of Economics and Yao Zeng, Harvard University

2. “Communication and Comovement: Evidence from Online Stock Forums," Lei Jiang, Georgia State University and Jinyu Liu, Tsinghua University


The 9th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 9th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Chengdu on July 11, 2014. Special thanks again to Professor Hong Yan, conference co-organizer for his support of our efforts and Professors Michael Brennan and Jun Qian for presenting the award, as well as CICF & SAIF for the support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2014:

1. “Who Bears Firm Level Risk? Implications for Cash Flow Volatility,” by Xiaolan Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles (now at the University of Texas at Austin); and

2. “The Interbank Market Run and Creditor Runs," by Xuewen Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Award Ceremony, Professor Michael Brennan, Xiaolan Zhang, Professor Jun Qian (from left to right), July 11, 2014
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Award Ceremony, Professor Michael Brennan, Xiaolan Zhang, Professor Jun Qian (from left to right), July 11, 2014
Award Ceremony, Professor Michael Brennan, Xuewen Liu, Professor Jun Qian (from left to right), July 11, 2014
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Award Ceremony, Professor Michael Brennan, Xuewen Liu, Professor Jun Qian (from left to right), July 11, 2014



The 8th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 8th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Shanghai on July 11, 2013. Special thanks again to Professor Hong Yan, conference co-organizer for his support of our efforts and presenting the award, as well as CICF for its support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2013:

1. “Ex Post Equilibria in Double Auctions of Divisible Assets,” by Songzi Du of Simon Fraser University and Haoxiang Zhu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and

2. “Myopic Agency," by John Zhu of University of Pennsylvania


Award Ceremony, July 13, 2013
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Award Ceremony, July 13, 2013



The 7th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 7th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Chongqing on July 10, 2012. Special thanks again to Professor Harold Zhang, conference co-organizer for his support of our efforts and CICF for its support for our award, and to Professor Michael Brennan for presenting the award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2012:

1. “The Servant of Two Masters: A Common Agency-Based Explanation for Side-by-Side Management,” by Dashan Huang of Washington Univ., St Louis; and

2. “Penalty-free Prepayments and Credit Rationing," by Xunhua Su of Norwegian School of Econ (visiting Wharton)


Award Ceremony, July 10, 2012
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Award Ceremony, July 10, 2012



The 6th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 6th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Wuhan on July 5, 2011. Special thanks again to Professor Harold Zhang, conference co-organizer for his support of our efforts and CICF for its support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2011:

1. “An Epidemiological Approach to Opinion and Price-Volume Dynamics” by Dong Hong of Singapore Management University, Harrison Hong and Andrei Ungureanu of Princeton University; and

2. “Capital structure and volatility of risk” by Nikolay Halov, University of California, San Diego, Florian Heider of European Central Bank and Kose John of New York University, Stern School of Business


Award Ceremony, July 5, 2011
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Award Ceremony, July 5, 2011



The 5th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 5th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Beijing on July 5, 2010. Special thanks again to Professor Jun Qian, conference co-organizer for his continuing support of our efforts and CICF for its support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2010:

1. “Intertemporal Strategic Trading, Risk-averse Passive Investors, and Liquidity Dynamics” by Ming Guo of Beijing Univerisity, HSBC School of Business; and

2. “Nature or Nurture: What Determines Investor Behavior?” by Amir Barnea, Henrik Cronqvist of Claremont McKenna College and Stephan Siegel of University of Washington


Award Ceremony, Ming Guo, Jun Qian (from left to right), July 5, 2010
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Award Ceremony, Ming Guo, Jun Qian (from left to right), July 5, 2010
Award Ceremony, Jun Qian, Amir Barnea (from left to right), July 5, 2010
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Award Ceremony, Jun Qian, Amir Barnea (from left to right), July 5, 2010



The 4th Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The 4th Yihong Xia Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Guang Zhou on July 8, 2009. We should all thank Professor Jun Qian, conference co-organizer for his continuing support of our efforts and CICF for its support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2009:

1. “Do shareholder preferences affect corporate policies?” by Johan Sulaeman of Southern Methodist University; and

2. “The Value of Independent Directors: Evidence from Sudden Deaths” by Dang Bang NGUYEN and Kasper Nielsen of Chinese University of Hong Kong


Award Ceremony, Johan Sulaeman, Jun Qian (from left to right), July 8, 2009
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Award Ceremony, Johan Sulaeman, Jun Qian (from left to right), July 8, 2009
Award Ceremony, Jun Qian, Kasper Nielsen, Dang Bang NGUYEN (from left to right), July 8, 2009
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Award Ceremony, Jun Qian, Kasper Nielsen, Dang Bang NGUYEN (from left to right), July 8, 2009

The third Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the third Yihong Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Da Lian on July 3, 2008. This year, we had the honor to have Prof. Michael Brennan to have announced and handed the awards. We should all thank Charles Cao, conference co-organizer, again for his continuing support of our efforts and CICF for its support for our award.

We selected the following two papers for our award in 2008:

1. "Attention and Trading," by Dr. Yu Yuan(University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., 2008; assistant professor, The University of Iowa); and

2. "我国上市公司退市制度实施效果的实证分析", 冯芸,刘艳琴,上海交通大学


Award Ceremony, Michael Brennan, Yu Yuan and Guiming Miao (from left to right), July 3, 2008
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Award Ceremony, Michael Brennan, Yu Yuan and Guiming Miao (from left to right), July 3, 2008
Award Ceremony, Michael Brennan, Yun Feng and Guiming Miao (from left to right), July 3, 2008
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Award Ceremony, Michael Brennan, Yun Feng and Guiming Miao (from left to right), July 3, 2008



The Qualfication for Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Updated

The qualification for Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is updated. Please refer to the Award page for details.


The second Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the second Yihong Best Paper awards was handed out along with other best paper awards during the annual CICF conference in Chengdu on July 10, 2007. We should all thank Charles Cao, conference co-organizer, for his continuing support of our efforts.

At suggested by Charles, we decided to select TWO papers for the award (each with a $1000 check from the Foundation), one from the pool of accepted papers written by authors from within China and the other from outside China. We selected two winning papers for the award:

1. "Herding, information aggregation and momentum effects," by Dr. Pengjie Gao (Northwestern Ph.D., 2007; assistant professor, Notre Dame); and

2. "The difference of portfolio allocation between state-owned banks and joint-equity banks in China," by Prof. Jia, Chunxin, of the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University


Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Pengjie Gao and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 10, 2007
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Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Pengjie Gao and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 10, 2007
Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Chunxin Jia and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 10, 2007
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Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Chunxin Jia and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 10, 2007



The first Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The winner for the First Yihong Xia Best Paper award, presented at the 2006 China International Finance Conference in Xi'an, is Dr. Yang, Liu. The title of the paper is "The Real Determinants of Asset Sales."

Dr. Yang graduated from University of Maryland in 2006 with a Ph.D. in Finance, and joined the Anderson School of University of California, Los Angeles as an assistant professor of finance.

Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Liu Yang and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 18, 2006
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Award Ceremony, Guiming Miao, Liu Yang and Jun Qian (from left to right), July 18, 2006