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Z. Jay Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Finance and Alumni Investment Management Research Scholar at the Lundquist College of Business. His expertise includes asset management, institutional investors, and market liquidity. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Wang received two PhD degrees in finance and economics from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Iowa State University respectively. Before joining the Lundquist College, he was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also held a position as a research economist for the National Bureau of Economic Research from 2015 to 2017.