Yuhai Xuan

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Marvin Bower Fellow

Yuhai Xuan is an Associate Professor in the Finance Unit and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.  He currently teaches Corporate Financial Management in the second year of the MBA program and Finance for Senior Executives in the Executive Education program.  He has previously taught the required finance course in the first-year MBA program. 

Professor Xuan's research focuses on empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and behavioral finance.  His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Research, and has been covered in media outlets such as Bloomberg, Reuters, The Economist, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.  He has been awarded the 2011 Jensen Prize (First Place Winner) for the best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics.  

Professor Xuan holds an A.M. and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.  His employers prior to graduate school include HSBC and Microsoft Corporation.

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  1. First Place Winner of the 2011 Jensen Prize for the best corporate finance paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics for “Ownership Structure and the Cost of Corporate Borrowing” (with Chen Lin, Yue Ma, and Paul Malatesta, April 2011).