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Brian Weller
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Yeguang (Shaq) Chi

Ph.D. Candidate in Financial Economics


I am a third year graduate student in the joint PhD Program in Financial Economics at the U. Chicago Booth School of Business and Department of Economics.

I passed the paper and general examination requirements for finance area and earned official PhD candidacy as of October 2012. I earned the Lee Prize for top performance in macro fields in 2012 from U. Chicago Economics Department.

I graduated from Harvard University in 2008 with an A.B. and S.M. in Applied Math and Economics. From June 2008 to August 2010, I worked at National Bureau of Economic Research for Professor David Laibson (Harvard), Brigitte Madrian (Harvard), James Choi (Yale) and John Beshears (Stanford).

My research interests: institutional investors, Chinese financial market. My graduation is expected circa 2015.


Working Papers

Performance Evaluation of Chinese Actively Managed Stock Mutual Funds, May 2013, Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 13-55; Fama-Miller Working.

(Chicago Booth Finance Brownbag May 9th, 2013, Slides)

CV (pdf) ~ updated May 2013


Current and Past Courses
TA courses (MBA) Portfolio Management (Prof. Lubos Pastor), Hedge Fund Investing (Prof. David Small), Money and Banking (Prof. Kinda Hachem), Applied Regression (Prof. Cynthia Wu) 2012~2014
TA courses (PhD) Empirical Finance (Prof. Lars Hansen, Stefano Giglio) 2012~2013
3590-1,2,3 Theory of Financial Decisions - I,II,III 2011~2012
3590-4,5,6 Asset Pricing - I,II,III. Passed Field Exam. 2011~2012
Econ-Core Economics Department Micro, Macro, Econometrics Sequence. Passed Core Exams. 2010~2011

Other Interests
Badminton, tennis, basketball, movies, poker and cooking.