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Dr Chao Yin

visiting fellow

Yin Chao



ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Chao was a lecturer in finance at the ICMA Centre. His research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, and asset pricing. His current projects focus on the role of institutional investors in influencing corporate decision-making.

He holds a PhD in finance from ICMA centre at University of Reading (2018). Before his PhD, he obtained a MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking with Distinction from ICMA Centre, a LLM (Securities Law) from Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Science, and a BA in Law from Renmin University of China.

Chao was the module convenor of Introductory Economics for Business and Finance (IC103), and Financial Economics (EC349). He was a TA of module Portfolio Management at both BSc and MSc level in the past few years.

Chao is also a Chinese Legal Practitioner License holder and CFA level 2 Candidate.

Reference: Ward, C. , Yin, C. and Zeng, Y. (2020) Motivated monitoring by institutional investors and firm investment efficiency. European Financial Management, 26 (2). pp. 348-385. ISSN 1468-036X doi:
Reference: Oikonomou, I. , Yin, C. and Zhao, L. (2020) Investment horizon and corporate social performance: the virtuous circle of long-term institutional ownership and responsible firm conduct. European Journal of Finance, 26 (1). pp. 14-40. ISSN 1466-4364 doi:
Reference: Meng, Y. and Yin, C. (2019) Trust and the cost of debt financing. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 59. pp. 58-73. ISSN 1042-4431 doi:
Reference: Yin, C. , Ward, C. and Tsolacos, S. (2018) Motivated monitoring: the importance of the institutional investment horizon. International Review of Financial Analysis, 60. pp. 197-212. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Zeng, Y. , Yin, C. and Ward, C. (2018) Institutional investor monitoring motivation and the marginal value of cash. Journal of Corporate Finance, 48. pp. 49-75. ISSN 0929-1199 doi:
Reference: Yin, C. (2018) Institutional investors: their incentives for monitoring companies and the effect on corporate governance. PhD thesis, University of Reading.