Jiafu An, CFA, studies topics at the intersection of development economics and corporate finance, and political behaviors following traumatic events, mostly in developing countries. His recent research examines:

  • The impact of epidemic disease on financial development in Africa;

  • The effects of biased gender norms on the functioning of financial markets around the world;

  • The economic, psychological, and political impact of terrorism.


2015-2021: University of Edinburgh, Ph.D in Finance

Committee Members: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London), Brian Main (University of Edinburgh)

2019-2020: Columbia Business School, New York, Visiting Scholar

Host: Daniel Wolfenzon

Selected Research

Selected Working Paper

  • Colonial Legacy and Informal Finance (with Chen Lin)

  • The Leverage of Terrorists on Democratic Regimes (with Ruoran Zhao and Shiqi Guo). R&R, Journal of Development Economics

  • Inherited Trust and Informal Finance (with Jiaman Xu and Mengfei Jiang). R&R, Journal of Busines Ethics

I can be contacted at: jannclacuk at gmail.com