Yao Lu

PhD candidate, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

I am a PhD candidate in the accounting department at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I am on the 2020-2021 job market.

My primary research interest is empirical financial accounting. I am particularly interested in disclosure and financial reporting, with a focus on their role in financial institutions and capital markets. I approach research questions using a broad set of methodologies, including theoretical modeling, network analysis, textual analysis, latent factor modeling, and field study.

I hold a BS in physics from Peking University and an MS in financial engineering and an MA in applied economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked as an equity research analyst for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Please find links to my CV, Research, and Teaching.