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The seventth Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the sixth Yihong 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 sixth Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the sixth Yihong 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 and Harrison Hong 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 fifth Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the fifth Yihong 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 fourth Yihong Xia Best Paper Award is Announced

The ceremony for the fourth Yihong 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, Dang Bang NGUYEN and Kasper Nielsen (from left to right), July 8, 2009
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Award Ceremony, Jun Qian, Dang Bang NGUYEN and Kasper Nielsen (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 Professor 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 Professor 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