Wei Jiang earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2022, Dr. Jiang was the Arthur F. Bruns Professor of Free Competitive Enterprise at Columbia Business School, Columbia University; as well as previously serving as Vice Dean (for Curriculum and Instruction) at Columbia Business School. She was also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School. Professor Jiang is a leading scholar in corporate governance; in particular, she pioneered research in hedge fund activism. She has published extensively in top economics, finance, and law journals. She has received numerous awards for research excellence, including the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize from the Journal of Finance and the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies to name a few.


  • PhD in Economics
    University of Chicago
  • MA in Economics
    University of Chicago
  • MS & BA in Economics
    Fudan University