- Assistant Professor
- Empirical Corporate Finance
- Venture Capital
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Yifei Mao is an assistant professor of finance at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Her research interests focus on issues in empirical corporate finance, particularly topics related to venture capital, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Her research has been published in Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. She has given presentations and held discussions at conferences such as the NBER Summer Institute, the Western Finance Association (WFA) meetings, the American Finance Association (AFA) meetings, the SFS Calvacade Conference, and others. Mao received her BA in economics from School of Economics and Management in Tsinghua University, her master's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in finance from Kelly School of Business in Indiana University.
- Cornaggia, Jess; Mao, Yifei; Tian, Xuan; Wolfe, Brian. "Does Banking Competition Affect Innovation?"Journal of Financial Economics. 115.1 (2015): 189-209
- Huang, Shiyang; Mao, Yifei; Wang, Cong; Zhou, Dexin. "Public Market Players in the Private World: Implications for the Going Public Process"Review of Financial Studies. 34.5 (2021): 2411-2447
- Gu, Lifeng; Huang, Ruidi; Mao, Yifei; Tian, Xuan. "How Does Human Capital Matter? Evidence from Venture Capital"Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. (forthcoming).
- Mao, Yifei. "Managing Innovation: The Role of Collateral"Journal of Accounting and Economics. (forthcoming).
- HADM 2250 - Finance
- HADM 3235/HADM 6235 - Intermediate Corporate Finance
- PhD Indiana University, 2015
- MA University of Pennsylvania, 2010
- BA Tsinghua University, 2008