My name is Shihao Yu. I was born and raised in Chengdu, China, a city famous for its spicy Sichuan cuisine and cute pandas.

I am a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Albert J. Menkveld at the Finance Department of VU University Amsterdam. I have been awarded a competitive NWO Research Talent grant to fund my 4-year PhD research project on “Social Costs and Benefits of Financial Technology (FinTech)”.