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Ayako Yasuda

Associate Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis

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Ayako Yasuda is a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. She is on leave this year as an Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis, and was previously a faculty member in the finance department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yasuda received a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. She has received numerous professional awards and has published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Her research has also been featured in leading media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She co-authored an MBA course textbook Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation, which has been adopted at many of the world’s top universities, including Chicago, Duke, Harvard, New York University, University of California (multiple campuses), University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and Yale. She is a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at University of Pennsylvania.

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