Neng Wang is Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Among other awards and honors, he won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance in 2008, the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University in 2011. He recently became a recipient of the “Thousand Talents” Program, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Chinese central government. He is also the Honorary Dean at the School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). He is a co-editor of Finance Research Letters and Frontiers of Economics in China, as well as an associate editor of Journal of Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Management Science.

Before joining Columbia University, he taught Fixed Income Securities and Financial Institutions & Risk Management at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester from 2002 to 2004. He also held visiting positions at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). He was a special-term professor at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU).

Born in 1973 in China, he received B.S. in physical chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 1992, M.S. in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1995, M.A. in international relations and Pacific studies from University of California, San Diego in 1997, and Ph.D. in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2002.