Sheng Yang


Chair, Professor, and Dr. Richard W. Lindholm Professor of Public Finance in Economics and Management

Dr. Sheng Yang, a native of Taiwan, joined Gustavus Adolphus College in 2011.  He is currently the Chair of the Department and Professor of Economics. Sheng teaches courses in Economics and Finance including Business Finance, Managerial Finance, Investments, and International Trade and Finance.  Sheng is the recipient of 2013 Swenson Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

In 2013, Sheng founded the Gustavus Finance Club and has since served as advisor of the club. Over the past seven years, the club has hosted annual banquets and speaker panels and constantly organized events to promote financial education to students. As the advisor of the club, Sheng coordinates a campus-wide Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness (SCFW), a national survey of college students examining financial attitudes, practices, and knowledge with 90 campuses participated and over 28,000 students responded to the survey. He also offers advice and consultation to the investment club on a regular basis and coordinate the stock market game competition for the club every year.

Sheng's research has been interdisciplinary with extensive studies in the empirical analysis of strategic behavior and market dominance, capital market efficiency, and behavioral economics.  His current research is about investigating the short-run and long-run dynamics between exchange rates and stock prices and the path through which monetary policy shocks impact on these markets in small open economies. The article is published in the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.


University of Nebraska - Lincoln


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Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-370 Managerial Finance 11 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/FA
E/M-270 Business Finance 11 2020/FA, 2018/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/FA
E/M-371 Investments 10 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, and 2012/SP
E/M-384 International Trade and Finance 5 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, and 2017/SP
FTS-100 FTS:Globalization 3 2019/FA, 2018/FA, and 2017/FA
E/M-275 International Trade and Finance 3 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2013/SP
E/M-350 Human Resource Management 1 2019/FA
E/M-261 Organizational Behavior 1 2019/FA
E/M-344 ST:Adv Corp Finance 1 2013/SP
E/M-102 Principles of Microeconomics 1 2012/SP
E/M-101 Principles of Macroeconomics 1 2011/FA