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Fan Yu

  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies
  • Qualifications: MA (Humboldt University, Berlin) PhD (University of Washington, Seattle)

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Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Contract Theory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Structure
  • Cash Policy
  • Institutional Investors


Dr. Fan Yu is a Lecturer in Finance for the Faculty of Business and Economics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2013. Before joined Macquarie University, she served as an Assistant Professor at Fudan University. Her current research interests focus on empirical corporate finance.

Research grants

  • Start-Up Research Fund, 2013, Fudan University ($43,580)
  • American Finance Association Travel Grant, 2011, American Finance Association ($1,896)

Research awards

  • Best Corporate Finance Paper Award, 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Professional Membership

  • of: American Finance Association
  • of: Financial Management Association
  • of: European Finance Association
  • of: American Accounting Association

Affiliations / activities

Fan has refereed for the following journals and conferences:

  • The Financial Review
  • Australasian Finance & Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia
  • Northern Finance Association Conference, Canada
  • Southern Finance Association Conference, USA