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Kevin Yuan


Department:     Finance

Industry Areas:     Financial Services, Investment Management, Portfolio Management

Research Areas:     Asset Pricing, Economics, Investment Management

Kevin Yuan

Kevin Yuan is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an Economist at Amazon.

Prior to joining the University of Texas, Kevin worked as a Researcher at Dimensional Fund Advisors, conducting empirical research on a broad range of investment topics to support client relations. He was also an Associate in the Congressional Budget Office Financial Analysis Division studying bank network interactions on systemic risk, a Project Officer in the International Monetary Fund Research Department studying the effects of SIFI designation on insurance company stock returns, and an Assistant Forecaster at the Survey of Professional Forecasters. His research interests include studying the effects of monetary policy announcements on financial markets and empirical asset pricing. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, corporate finance, econometrics, and investments and portfolio management at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a three-time recipient of the Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Award (2016, 2017, 2018).

Kevin was born and raised in New York City and received his BA (magna cum laude) in Economics at New York University in 2014, and his PhD in Economics at Johns Hopkins University in 2019.


PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2019

MA,  Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

BA, Economics, New York University, 2014‚Äč



Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University


Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University


Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University