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About Ye Cai

Ye Cai joined the Finance faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2010. She currently teaches “Financial Management” and “Corporate Financial Policy”. Her teaching interests include corporate finance, financial institutions, and investments. Before joining Santa Clara University, she has served as an instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her scholarship includes work in empirical corporate finance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, board networks, corporate social responsibility, and venture capital. Her work has been published in several finance, accounting, and economics journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Econometric Theory.
She received her BA in Economics from Peking University, and her MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University. She earned her PhD in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Positions

2016 Present Associate Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
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20102016 Assistant Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • ACE Outstanding Faculty Award, Santa Clara University, 2017
  • Extraordinary Performance Award for Teaching, Leavey School of Business, 2017
  • Finalist for John L. Weinberg Best Paper Award, 2017
  • Leavey Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2011- 2015
  • Extraordinary Performance Award for Scholarship, Leavey School of Business, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Junior Faculty Development Leave Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2013
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers PwC INQuires Grant Award, 2013
  • Presidential Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2011- 2013
  • Sustainability Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2012
  • Semifinalist for Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at FMA, 2010, 2012
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005-2010
  • University Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2002-2005
  • Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Grant, Vanderbilt University, 2004
  • Outstanding College Graduate Award, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, 2002
  • Outstanding Graduate Honor, Peking University, 2002
  • Sompo Japan Scholarship, Peking University, 1999-2001

Education

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August 2010 Ph.D. in Finance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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May 2005 M.A. in Economics, Vanderbilt University
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July 2002 B.A. in Economics, Peking University
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Contact Information

Finance (Academic Department)
1(408) 554-5157
Lucas Hall, 2nd Floor, 221 I
ycai@scu.edu

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