Yisong S. Tian

York University - Schulich School of Business

Professor of Finance

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Extracting Model-Free Volatility from Option Prices: An Examination of the VIX Index

Journal of Derivatives, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 01 May 2014
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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volatility index, VIX, investor fear gauge, volatility smile, fair value of future variance, model-free implied volatility

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Managerial Incentives and Corporate Fraud: The Sources of Incentives Matter

EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2011
Shane A. Johnson, Harley E. Ryan and Yisong S. Tian
Texas A&M University - Department of Finance, Georgia State University - Department of Finance and York University - Schulich School of Business
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corporate fraud, incentives, stock options, executive compensation, governance

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Optimal Contracting, Incentive Effects and the Valuation of Executive Stock Options

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 May 2001
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Optimal contracting, principal-agent theory, executive compensation, incentive effects, executive stock options, certainty equivalent value

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The Model-Free Implied Volatility and Its Information Content

Review of Financial Studies 18(4), 1305-1342, 2005
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Feb 2013
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Option Expensing and Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 17 Mar 2007
Yi Feng and Yisong S. Tian
Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management and York University - Schulich School of Business
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option expensing, executive compensation, incentive effects

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Forecasting Volatility Using Long Memory and Comovements: An Application to Option Valuation Under SFAS 123r

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Vol. 45, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Volatility forecasting, Option expensing, Historical volatility, Shrinkage forecast, Long memory, Fractional integration, Comovements

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Too Much of a Good Incentive? The Case of Executive Stock Options

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Apr 2005
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Executive stock options, executive compensation, Incentives, risk aversion, certainty equivalent value

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Executive Compensation and the Corporate Spin-Off Decision

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
Yi Feng, Debarshi K. Nandy and Yisong S. Tian
Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management, Brandeis University - International Business School and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Spin-off, Executive compensation, Managerial equity incentives, Board Independence, Corporate restructuring, Long-term performance

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Misreaction or Misspecification? A Re-Examination of Volatility Anomalies

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 34, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Volatility anomaly, Model misspecification, Market misreaction, Model-free implied volatility, Market efficiency

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A Random Walk Down the Options Market

Journal of Futures Markets, 2012, 32(6), 505-535.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2012
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Model-free forward variance, random walk, expectations hypothesis, market illiquidity, model misspecification

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Gauging the Investor Fear Gauge: Implementation Problems of the Cboe's New Volatility Index

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
George J. Jiang and Yisong S. Tian
Washington State University and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Volatility index, VIX, Investor fear gauge, Volatility smile, Fair value of future variance, Model-free implied volatility, No-arbitrage smoothing

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Non-Segmented Equilibria Under Differential Taxation: Evidence from the Canadian Government Bond Market

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Oct 1999
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, York University - Schulich School of Business and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Ironing Out the Kinks in Executive Compensation: Linking Incentive Pay to Average Stock Prices

Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Sep 2012
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
Downloads 97 (300,731)
Citation 1

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Executive compensation, Optimal contracting, Executive stock options, Cost effectiveness, Incentive effects, Asian options, Indexed options

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Ironing Out the Wrinkles in Executive Compensation: Linking Incentive Pay to Average Stock Prices

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2012
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Executive compensation, Optimal contracting, Executive stock options, Cost effectiveness, Incentive effects, Asian stock options, Indexed stock options

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Director Networks and Initial Public Offerings

Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 106, 2019
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Yi Feng, Keke Song and Yisong S. Tian
Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management, Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Director networks, Network centrality, IPO underpricing, Offer price revision, IPO valuation, Investor attention, Pre-IPO media coverage, Post-IPO stock performance

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Enhancing Managerial Equity Incentives with Moving Average Payoffs

Forthcoming: Journal of Futures Markets, Wiley, September, 2020
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Jun 2020
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Managerial equity incentives, Executive stock options, Moving average, Asian stock options, Managerial gaming, Stock price manipulation

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Arbitrage, Liquidity, and the Valuation of Exchange Traded Funds

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 331-362, December 2008
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Lucy F. Ackert and Yisong S. Tian
Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Option Expensing and Managerial Equity Incentives

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 195-241, August 2009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Yi Feng and Yisong S. Tian
Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management and York University - Schulich School of Business
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Implied Binomial Trees with Cubic Spline Smoothing

Journal of Derivatives, Forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.3905/jod.2015.22.3.040
Posted: 20 May 2019
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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Implied binomial trees, Cubic splines, Risk-neutral density, Risk-neutral moments, Numerical efficiency

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Managerial Gaming of Stock and Option Grants

Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 127-152, 2017
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jul 2017
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business
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back‐end gaming, equity incentives, executive compensation, front‐end gaming, restricted stock grants, stock option grants, stock price manipulation

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Extracting Risk-Neutral Density and its Moments from American Option Prices

Journal of Derivatives, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011, https://doi.org/10.3905/jod.2011.18.3.017
Posted: 05 Aug 2011
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business

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Risk-neutral distribution, risk-neutral moments, model-free implied volatility, skewness, kurtosis, American options

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Managerial Incentives and Corporate Fraud: The Sources of Incentives Matter

Review of Finance, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 115-145, 2009
Posted: 17 Jan 2009
Shane A. Johnson, Harley E. Ryan and Yisong S. Tian
Texas A&M University - Department of Finance, Georgia State University - Department of Finance and York University - Schulich School of Business

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M52, G34, K42, M41

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Arbitrage and Valuation in the Market for Standard and Poor's Depositary Receipts

Financial Management, Vol. 29, No. 3, Autumn 2000
Posted: 14 Jun 2001
Lucy F. Ackert and Yisong S. Tian
Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business and York University - Schulich School of Business

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The Value and Incentive Effects of Nontraditional Executive Stock Option Plans

Posted: 04 Jan 2001
Yisong S. Tian and Shane A. Johnson
York University - Schulich School of Business and Texas A&M University - Department of Finance

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Executive stock options, Executive compensation, Option valuation, Incentives

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Indexed Executive Stock Options

Posted: 04 Jan 2001
Yisong S. Tian and Shane A. Johnson
York University - Schulich School of Business and Texas A&M University - Department of Finance

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Executive stock options, Executive compensation, Option valuation, Indexed options

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Efficiency in Index Options Markets and Trading in Stock Baskets

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Research Department Working Paper No. 99-5
Posted: 05 Nov 1999
Lucy F. Ackert and Yisong S. Tian
Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business and York University - Schulich School of Business

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A Reexamination of Lattice Procedures for Interest Rate-Contingent Claims

ADVANCES IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS RESEARCH, Vol 7, 1994
Posted: 20 Feb 1995
Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business

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Immunization in Markets with Tax-Clientele Effects: Evidence from the Canadian Market

Posted: 15 Jun 1994
Eliezer Z. Prisman and Yisong S. Tian
York University - Schulich School of Business and York University - Schulich School of Business

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