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Toni Whited
Director, Mitsui Life Financial Research Center

Professor of Finance

Dale L. Dykema Professor of Business Administration

Takaaki Wakasugi​
Co-Director, Mitsui Life Financial Research Center

Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo


Svetlana Toder
Administrator, Mitsui Life Financial Research Center Ph.734.764.5222

Mitsui Life Research Fellows

Yao Lu
Mitsui Life Research Fellow

Yao Lu is an Associate Professor of Finance in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. She received her Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2009, and her Masters in Statistics with Financial Engineering Concentration from Stern School of Business at New York University.  Her research areas include Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Law and Finance, Financial Market Development, Corporate Governance Reforms and International Financial Markets.