Wayne Chang
Wayne Chang, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Finance
  • USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Previously a Consultant and Junior Manager at Oliver Wyman in New York and Singapore

  • Served as a summer equity analyst at Riversource Investments and a sales and trading summer analyst at Goldman Sachs

  • Recipient of the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 2016 Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) Conference

  • Previously Editorial Assistant for the Review of Asset Pricing Studies

Wayne Chang is a financial economist who conducts empirical research about the stock market. His dissertation investigates how stock investing’s risk and return profile depends on the investment horizon. He earned a B.A. from Yale, an M.B.A. from Harvard, a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC), and has had prior work experience in consulting and finance.

Professor Chang encourages students to approach challenges in a factual and holistic way, and promotes open sharing and rigorous debate. He joined Minerva because he believes it offers the world’s best education and wants to take part in making it available to students everywhere. Professor Chang teaches the Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Modeling core course.