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Yale ICF Welcomes Three New Research Associates

The Yale ICF would like to welcome three new research associates to our team: William Everett, Mingjun Sun, and Yi Wang! Although most research work is being conducted virtually, the new research associates are already working with ICF Research Coordinator, Milad Nozari, on beginning their new projects and assisting several finance faculty members with their research needs.

The high-level research support that these research associates provide not only enables the finance faculty to continue conducting their cutting-edge research, but it also exposes the research associates to new areas within the finance field. Our research associates are typically looking to continue their doctoral education after completing this two-year position with the ICF. They take this opportunity to learn from our faculty and refine their finance research interests.

Below you will find more information about our newly hired research associates and we will provide updates about the fascinating work that they will be working on in future posts. Visit our ICF Research Associate webpage to find out more about our research associates and the excellent research support that they provide the Yale SOM finance faculty.

Paolo Zannoni Research Associates:

Will EverettWill Everett

Will Everett is finishing his bachelor degree in Mathematics and Economics at Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he served as a teaching assistant and research assistant to Professor Brian Boyer. He has worked on projects researching private equity and option pricing. Will is interested in understanding market tail risk and effects of central bank policy on rare event pricing. He is looking forward to getting exposure to new topics during his stay at Yale SOM.

Mingjun SunMingjun Sun

Mingjun received his bachelor's degree in Economics from Tsinghua University in 2019 and a master's degree in Statistics from Yale University in 2020. He has worked on projects regarding applied econometrics and industrial organization before joining ICF. He is interested in applied econometrics and its applications in empirical studies. He looks forward to exploring a wide range of topics while he is at ICF.

ICF Research Associate:

Yi WangYi Wang

Yi holds a MS degree in Financial Engineering from New York University, and a BS degree in Finance from Wuhan University. She has a wide range of research interests in finance area, including asset pricing, behavioral finance, and fintech, particularly with technical methodologies.