Jane (Jian) Li
Professor Jian Li joined Columbia Business School in 2021. She graduated with a PhD from the Joint Program of Financial Economics at the University of Chicago. Her research interest lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. She is particularly interested in how financial intermediaries affect the real economy and how different types of financial institutions can contribute to financial instability. Her current research focuses on the recent changes in the corporate bond market, and how the pervasive use of benchmarking in portfolio managers’ contracts changes corporate decisions and investment strategies.