Wei Jiang is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. She is also a senior fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, a research associate of the NBER (Law and Economics, and Corporate Finance) and a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation. She is the president of the Society of Financial Studies (SFS).
Jiang's main research interests lie in corporate governance, institutional investors, technology and financial markets. She has published extensively in top economics, finance and law journals. Her research has been frequently featured in major media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Institutional Investors, Money, Fortune, Business Week, The New York Times and Financial Times.
She received numerous awards for research excellence, including the Smith-Breeden and DFA Distinguished Paper Prizes from the Journal of Finance, the Michael J Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies and the Jensen Prize from the Journal of Financial Economics, as well as the best paper prizes from the Western Finance Association, Chicago Quantitative Alliance, UK Inquire, the Q-Group and the IRRC Institute. Previously she served as an editor of the Review of Financial Studies, a finance department editor at Management Science and an associate editor at the Journal of Finance.