"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB

Chia-Yi Yen


Chiayi Yen was born on February 15, 1989 in Taiwan. Prior her studies here, she worked as a financial engineer in hedge fund industry and a data science consultant for financial instititions. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Economics at National Taiwan University in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Besides a Ph.D. student, she is also an inventor of three Fintech Taiwaness patent applications, a translator of two novels on computer science for children, the co-founder of R-Ladies Taipei - a local nonprofit organization which helps female learn data science and R language - and one of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals in 2017-2019.

Research Interests

Behavioral Finance

Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund


Corporate Governance

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I chose the University of Mannheim because I truly believe it will be the place that sharpens my insights and fulfill my career goal as a devoted financial economist. Moreover, the intensive preparatory core courses and the opportunities to work on frontier researchers with excellent faculty in CDSB at University of Mannheim will undoubtedly lay the keystone for me to link theories to applications, which becomes the most attractive features of this program to me.