Associate Professor, Finance
Faculty Director, MS in Finance, Finance
Ye Cai is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, where she has been a faculty member since 2010. She teaches Financial Management and Corporate Financial Policy in the undergraduate program and Time Series Forecasting in the graduate program. She has received multiple teaching awards at Santa Clara University, including Leavey Extraordinary Teaching Award and the ACE Outstanding Faculty Award.
Dr. Cai's expertise is in empirical corporate finance with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, board networks, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and corporate social responsibility. Her research has been published in several top tier academic journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Corporate Finance.
Dr. Cai received her B.A. in Economics from Peking University, and her M.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.