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Household Finance, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance


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My research interests include household finance, financial innovations, and corporate finance. My research on household finance studies the behavior of consumers in financial product markets, and how frictions in such behavior affect the outcome of the financial sector. My research on corporate finance examines issues in corporate governance and payout policy.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.S.

Courses Taught
  • BUS 71a Introduction to Finance
  • BUS 117a Corporate Finance
  • FIN 202a Corporate Finance
  • Evans, Richard and Sun, Yang. "Models or Stars: The Role of Asset Pricing Models and Heuristics in Investor Risk Adjustment." The Review of Financial Studies (2021).
  • Sun, Yang. "Index Fund Entry and Financial Product Market Competition." Management Science (2021).
Awards & Honors
  • (2008) Beta Gamma Sigma
  • (2008 - 2014) MIT Sloan Fellowship
  • (2005 - 2008) Joseph Wharton Scholar