Adele Xing is a Ph.D. Candidate in Strategy. She studies firm strategy in general with a focus on contract design and inter-firm relationships such as alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Specifically, her dissertation looks at announced but terminated acquisitions and examines when terminations are more likely to occur, how firms explain these terminations to key stakeholders and what strategies firms take after these events.
Yao(Alex) Yao is a Ph.D. student in Marketing who is studying quantitative modeling. His research interests lie in the luxury product market. Before entering the Ph.D. program, he received his Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Renmin University of China and was an exchange student at the University of California, Irvine. He also served as a research assistant in the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, the National Development and Reform Committee of China.
Joon Sang (Jun) Yoon is a Ph.D candidate in Accounting at the USC Marshall School of Business. He completed his undergraduate and graduate coursework in Economics and Statistics at Duke University. He is broadly interested in capital markets research and especially exploring topics in corporate valuation, governance and disclosures using textual analysis techniques.