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ICF Research Associates

Current Paolo Zannoni Research Associates

Will 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 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.

Mingjun provided excellent research assistance on the following working papers:

Current ICF Research Associates

Yi 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.

Previous Paolo Zannoni Research Associates

Gen Li

Gen Li assisted Yale SOM professors with their research in corporate finance, behavioral finance and asset pricing.  Gen finished his Master of Finance degree at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  Supervised by Professor Joey Engelberg and Professor Allan Timmermann while at UCSD, he also participated in several finance research projects in behavioral finance and financial econometrics.  He served as a teaching assistant to Professor Harry Markowitz.  Gen has broad research interests in finance, such as behavioral finance, financial econometrics and asset pricing.  He is also exploring interests in other topics including corporate finance, and the banking sector.

“Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk” (朝花夕拾)—My Life at Yale:

Read the ICF blog post that Gen wrote detailing the positive experiences he has had at Yale over the last two years as a Paolo Zannoni Research Associate assisting several faculty members with their research needs, being exposed to new and diverse financial research fields, attending classes, and making lifelong friends.

Gen provided excellent research assistance on the following working papers:
Huijun Sun
Huijun Sun provided research assistance on the following working papers:

Previous ICF Research Associates

Tania Diaz Bazan

While with the ICF, Tania worked on the history of global infrastructure with Professors William Goetzmann and Geert Rouwenhorst. Infrastructure requires capital intensive long-term investment. Using historical financial research data, she helped the center investigate the financing of infrastructure projects over the long term. The study is envisioned as an interdisciplinary and international collaboration.