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Pengfei Ye

Assistant Professor
Pengfei Ye
3064 Pamplin (0221)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Professor Ye focuses on two research areas. The first branch of his research investigates the roles of institutional investors in capital markets and corporate decision-making. The second one examines the managerial labor market and executive incentives. In addition, he also conducts empirical research in various corporate finance topics, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As), corporate debts, corporate innovation and so on. His papers have been presented in many selective academic conferences and published in various premier journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA) and the Journal of Financial Economics (JFE).

Prof. Ye has extensive teaching experiences and has taught courses at undergraduate, master and Ph.D. levels, including Equity Securities, Fixed Income Securities, Investments, Trading and Investing, among many others. He also taught two doctoral seminars, one on the Asset Pricing, and one on the Institutional Investors. He received the Student Award in 2014 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for outstanding teaching.

Education & Certification

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2007

M.S., Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2001

B.S., Beijing Institute of Business, 1997

Professional Achievements

Dr. Ye is the member of the American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Western Finance Association and Financial Management Association.


 Institutional Investors in Capital Markets, Corporate Decision-making, and Managerial Labor Market