David Yin

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of Arizona, 2018
  • M.A. in Finance, University of Arizona, 2013
  • B.S. in Finance, University of Arizona, 2012

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Miami University, 2018 - present

Recent Publications

  • CEO Non-Compete Agreements, Job Risk, and Compensation (with Omesh Kini and Ryan Williams). Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming
  • The Unintended Real Effects of Short Selling in an Emerging Market (with Xiaoran Ni). Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.
  • CEO Educational Background and Acquisition Targets Selection (with Ye Wang), Journal of Corporate Finance 52, 238-259, 2018.
  • Shareholder Litigation Rights and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from Derivative Lawsuits (with Xiaoran Ni), Journal of Corporate Finance 48, 169-186, 2018.

Honors & Awards

  • Forbes India: "What do non-compete agreements cost CEOs?"
  • Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog features "How Non-Compete Agreements Affect CEO Mobility, Job Security, and Compensation"
  • Best Paper Award in Corporate Governance, SWFA 2016
  • Best Ph.D. Paper Award, AAA Mid-Atlantic 2016


David Yin joined the Farmer School of Business in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the interaction among corporate executives, the board of directors, and institutional investors on various corporate decisions. His work has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. Prior to Ph.D. studies, David spent a year working for Merrill Lynch while completing his master's degree in Finance.


  • SPRING 2020
  • FIN 303 E MW 11:40AM-1:00PM, FSB 2037
  • FIN 303 F MW 1:15PM-2:35PM, FSB 2037
David Yin

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 2:35-3:35
  • And by Appointment


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