Juan Yao

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BEc Lanzhou; McCom PhD Curtin
Senior Lecturer

Rm 442
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 7650
Fax +61 2 9351 6461


Dr Juan Yao is a Senior Lecturer at the Finance Discipline, Business School, The University of Sydney. Juan received her Masters of Commerce (by research) degree and Ph.D. from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. Her research interests are in the area of empirical asset pricing, funds management, foreign exchange market and business forecasting.  Juan has taught various subjects including International Business Finance, Fixed Income Securities and Corporate Finance. She is also the chief investigator for a national research project “Strategies and Approaches to Teaching and Learning Cross Cultures”, funded by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council in 2007-2009. Juan is an academic member of China Study Centre and Australia-China Business Network.

Selected publications


Journal Article

Cui W, Yao J, and Satchell S (2019) Trapped in diversification - another look at the risk of fund of hedge funds European Journal of Finance, In Press. [More Information]


Journal Article

Huang Y, Yao J, and Zhu Y (2018) Thriving in a disrupted market: a study of Chinese hedge fund performance Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 48, 210-223. [More Information]


Conference Proceedings

Liu S, Min B, Qiu B, and Yao J (2017) What Drives the Dispersion Effect: Investor Sentiment or Conditional Equity Premium? 7th Auckland Finance Meeting; Auckland Centre for Financial Research, Auckland, New Zealand.

Liu S, Min B, Qiu B, and Yao J (2017) Analyst Forecast Dispersion and Market Return Predictability: Does Conditional Equity Premium Play a Role? 30th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC); University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press, Sydney, Australia.



Alcock J, Andrlikova P, Aspris A, Foley S, Satchell S, Segara R, Wright D, and Yao J (2016) Asset price bubbles in the Australian Market; The Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Sydney, 4-154.


Journal Articles

Lee H, and Yao J (2015) Evaluating and predicting the failure probabilities of hedge funds Investment Analysts Journal, 44 (2), 134-150. [More Information]

Ling Y, Yao J, and Liu W (2015) Chinese Hedge Funds - Performance and Risk Exposures The Chinese Economy, 48 (5), 330-350. [More Information]

Wilkens M, Yao J, Oehler P, and Jeyasreedharan N (2015) Evaluating the performance of hedge funds using two-stage peer group benchmarks Journal of Asset Management, 16 (4), 272-291. [More Information]

Yao J (2015) Financial Innovation and Chinese Economic Reform The Chinese Economy, 48 (5), 309-311. [More Information]


Journal Articles

Yao J (2014) Market Segmentation, Information Asymmetry and Investor Responses in the Chinese A- and B-Markets Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 8 (1), 79-100. [More Information]

Yao J, Ma C, and He W (2014) Investor herding behaviour of Chinese stock market International Review of Economics and Finance, 29, 12-29. [More Information]


Journal Article

Yao J, Partington G, and Stevenson M (2013) Predicting the Directional Change in Consumer Sentiment Australian Journal of Management, 38 (1), 67-80. [More Information]


Journal Article

Yao J (2012) Semi-Parametric Examination of Industry Risk: The Australian Evidence Australian Economic Papers, 51 (4), 228-246. [More Information]


Conference Proceeding

Ma C, and Yao J (2011) Information Efficiency, Market Segmentation and Investor Herding - Evidence from the Chinese Stock Market Macao International Symposium on Accounting and Finance 2011; Macao Accounting and Finance Association, Macao, China.


Conference Proceedings

Lu J, Chin K, Yao J, Xu J, and Xiao J (2010) Cross-Cultural Education: Learning Methodology and Behaviour Analysis for Asian Students in IT Field of Australian Universities 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2010); Australian Computer Society, Sydney, Australia.

Xiao J, Lu J, Chin K, Xu J, and Yao J (2010) Cross-Cultural Learning Challenges and Teaching Strategies for First-Year Asian Students in Australian Universities 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2010); Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), Lisbon, Portugal.


Conference Proceedings

Lee H, Stevenson M, and Yao J (2009) How Likely Do Funds Fail? 17th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets (SFM 2009); National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Lu J, Chin K, Yao J, Xu J, and Xiao J (2009) Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning Methodology Analysis for Asian Students in Australian Universities International Conference on Innovation in Teaching and Management of Higher Education (ICITM '09); UPENA, Terengganu, Malaysia.

Yao J (2009) The Semi-Parametric Examination of Industry Risk: The Australian Evidence 38th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2009; Economic Society of Australia, Adelaide.


Conference Proceeding

Comerton-Forde C, and Yao J (2008) Market segmentation, information asymmetry and investor responses of Chinese A and B stock markets European Financial Management Association 2008 17th Annual Meeting (EFMA 2008); European Financial Management Association, Athens, Greece.


Journal Article

Yao J, and Alles L (2006) Industry return predictability, timing and profitability Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 16 (2), 122-141. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Yao J, Partington G, and Stevenson M (2006) Predicting the Directional Change in Consumer Sentiment 28th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF 2008); International Institute of Forecasters, on line.


Journal Articles

Yao J, Gao J, and Lakshman A (2005) Dynamic investigation into the predictability of Australian industrial stock returns: Using financial and economic information Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 13 (2), 225-245. [More Information]

Yao J, Partington G, and Stevenson M (2005) Run length and the predictability of stock price reversals Accounting and Finance, 45 (4), 653-671. [More Information]


Journal Article

Yao J, and Gao J (2004) Computer-Intensive Time-Varying Model Approach To The Systematic Risk Of Australian Industrial Stock Returns Australian Journal of Management, 29 (1), 121-146.

Selected grants

Recent Units Taught

  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

  • FINC6013 International Business Finance

  • FINC6014 Fixed Income Securities