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Chris Yung

Associate Professor of Commerce

Chris Yung
+1 434-924-0889
Ph.D., Finance, Washington University at St. Louis
M.S., Mathematics, University of Kentucky
B.S., Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Areas of Expertise: 
Securities issuance
Economics of information
Financial contracts
Entrepreneurship and venture capital
Professional Activities: 
Professor Yung specializes in the field of security issuance. He has published on the role of underwriters and insiders in initial public offerings, and on structure and informational problems faced in the venture capital industry. He has taught courses in corporate finance and investments at the undergraduate through doctoral levels.
Professor Yung has published in leading finance journals, includingJournal of Financial EconomicsThe Review of Financial Studies;Journal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisJournal of Corporate FinanceFinancial Analysts Journal; and Review of Finance. He has been an invited speaker at numerous universities and government agencies and at national and international conferences. CFA Institute awarded him the Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence and the Readers' Choice Award for his practitioner-oriented article “The Misuse of Expected Returns.”

Selected Publications:

"Venture Capital and the Market for Talent During Boom and Busts," Review of Finance, forthcoming.

"Making Waves: To Innovate or be a Fast Second?" Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2016.

“CEOs in Family Firms: Does Junior Know What He’s Doing?” Journal of Corporate Finance, 2015.

“Extrapolation Errors in IPOs,” Financial Management, 2015 (with Y. Xiao).

“IPO Information Aggregation and Underwriter Quality,” Review of Finance, 2011 (with W. Wang).

“Moral Hazard, Asymmetric Information and IPO Lockups,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 2010 (with J. Zender).

"Cycles in the IPO Market," Journal of Financial Economics, 2008 (with G. Çolak and W. Wang).