Faculty Snapshot: Wei Jiang
Tell us about your work.
For a long time, I devoted myself into research on corporate governance and corporate finance. More recently, I have been fascinated by how technology has been reshaping our society and am working on multiple projects mapping out the impact of technology on financial markets.
Tell us about a book that you have read recently and that you would recommend.
A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream, by Yuval Levin. The book gives me hope out of our polarized and bitterly divided country. We have heard too many narratives, from the left and the right, that rely on metaphors of destruction to describe a path forward. There seems to be a deliberate absence of uniting forces, but a growing participation in a race for grief. The book asks us to heal, to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us and by resorting to our shared humanity.
Are you currently looking for collaborators? If so, what types of collaborations are you seeking?
I learn from all my colleagues and students, and especially from scholars not strictly in my field. Currently I am working with scholars with PhDs in mathematics, engineering, accounting, and economics. I feel that I am gaining a second academic life, and everyday I look forwards to learning new things.