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Prof.Yingmei Cheng Was award Patty Hill Smith Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance At Florida State Univ

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The center is proud to announce that our newly hired special-term professor, Yingmei Cheng, has recently been awarded the prestigious endowed position: Patty Hill Smith Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance at Florida State University. The Legislature in 1979 created the concept of “Eminent Scholar Chairs” in the State University System, recognizing that the system “would be mainly strengthened by the addition of distinguished scholars.” Dr. Cheng’s appointment as the eminent scholar is the evidence of strong scholarly research agenda and outstanding mentoring of graduate students.


Prof. Yingmei Cheng has been a full professor of finance in Florida State University since 2014. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of research are share repurchases, executive compensation, cash holdings, R&D investment, international investment, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, seasoned equity offerings, Buy-side and sell-side security analysts, and market efficiency.


Her research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others, and her papers have been accepted by premier conferences, including the American Finance Association Meeting, Western Finance Association Meeting, Utah Winter Finance Meeting, and NBER Spring Meeting. Dr. Cheng has received numerous recognitions in research, including multiple best paper awards.