ATLANTA–Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business announces the appointment of Baozhong Yang to the H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair in Finance. Yang is an associate professor of finance and director of Robinson’s FinTech Lab.
The chair’s namesake, H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr., was a Robinson College alumnus (B.C.S. ’39) and chairman of the board of Life of Georgia. The chair was established in 1990 to attract or retain a scholar with world-class ability in conducting financial markets research.
“Baozhong research interests span theoretical and empirical studies in fintech, investments, and corporate finance,” said Phillips. “He has received numerous awards for his excellent and widely cited work, and he has been instrumental in incorporating fintech and into our scholarly agenda and academic programs.”
Yang co-organized the inaugural and second Georgia State University-Review of Financial Studies FinTech Conferences. His most recent research focuses innovative applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to study economic questions in capital markets and corporate finance. Yang’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, IEEE Computer, and Advances in Mathematics. He is widely cited and has been recognized with Emerald Citations of Excellence, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Annual Academic Competition Prize, and the Yihong Xia Best Paper Prize.
He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute in Technology and a Ph.D. in finance from Stanford University. A gold medalist at the 33rd International Mathematics Olympiad, Yang joined Robinson in 2008.