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Conference & Research Presentations

Yao, R., & Meng, X. (2016). Chinese college students’ credit card usage. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Hong Kong, China, July.

Yao, R., & Lei, S. (2016). Factors related to non-primary housing ownership: Evidence from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Hong Kong, China, July.

Zan, H., & Yao, R. (2016). The health-wealth nexus of older adults in China. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Hong Kong, China, July.

Yao, R., & Lei, S. (2016). The effect of prior investment outcomes on stock investment in defined contribution plans. American Council on Consumer Interests, Washington DC, June.

Lei, S., & Yao, R. (2015). Behavior perspectives on making investment mistakes. American Council on Consumer Interests, Clearwater Beach, FL, June.

Lei, S., & Yao, R. (2014). The impact of financial planning on portfolio performance. Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Bellevue, WA, November.

Yao, R., Nanigian, D., & Guillemette, M. A. (2014). Portfolio Insurance Possibilities for Loss-Averse Investors, Financial Planning Association, Seattle, MA, September.

Lei, S., & Yao, R. (2014). Who are likely to make the wrong decisions during the down market? - Evidence from FPA-Ameriprise Financial Value of Financial Planning Research Study. Financial Planning Association, Seattle, MA, September.

Yao, R., Lyons, A. C., & Xu, Y. (2014). Financial planning and investment decisions: Evidence from Chinese urban households. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Taipei, Taiwan, July.

Lyons, A. C., Xu, Y., & Yao, R. (2014). Financial inclusion and shadow banking in China: Household's usage of the formal and informal financial sectors. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Taipei, Taiwan, July.

Guillemette, M. A., Yao, R., & Dorn, M. E. (2014). Using monetary loss aversion to assess risk tolerance questionnaires. American Council on Consumer Interests, Milwaukee WI, April.

Lei, S., & Yao, R. (2014). The impact of financial planning on portfolio efficiency. American Council on Consumer Interests, Milwaukee WI, April.

Yao, R., Ying, J., & Micheas, L. (2013). Determinants of defined contribution plan deferral. American Council on Consumer Interests, Portland OR, April.

Guillemette, Michael A. (2013, October). Risk preferences under cognitive load. Presented at the Academy of Financial Services Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Guillemette, Michael A. (2013, October). What determines risk tolerance? Presented at the Academy of Financial Services Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Guillemette, Michael A. (2013, October). Changing risk tolerance. Presented at the Financial Planning Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Yao, R., & Park, E. (2012). The role of market returns in retirement decision-making. American Council on Consumer Interests, Memphis TN, April

Sharpe, D. L., Yao, R., & Liao, L. (2011). Correlates of credit card adoption in urban China. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Seoul, Korea, July

Xiao, J. J., Yao, R. (2011). Consumer financial delinquency over life cycle stages. Asia-Pacific Conference of Association for Consumer Research, Beijing, China, June

Xiao, J. J., Yao, R. (2011). Consumer debts by household type:  Patterns and trends in 1989-2007. American Council on Consumer Interests, Washington DC, April (Presented by Xiao)

Xiao, J. J., Yao, R. (2010). Financial innovations and family debts: Patterns and trends in the past two decades. National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis MN, November (Presented by Xiao)

Yao, R., Curl, A. L. (2010). Does risk tolerance change in response to market changes? American Council on Consumer Interests, Atlanta GA, April

Yao, R., Xiao, J. J., Liao, L., & Yang, D. (2010). Saving motives of Chinese consumers. American Council on Consumer Interests, Atlanta GA, April

Weagley, R.O., Yao, R., Wang, F., Liao, L. (2010). The impact of financial information seeking on Chinese stock ownership. Academy of Financial Services, Denver CO, October (Presented by Weagley)

Weagley, R. O., Liao, L., Yao, R., Xiao, J. J., & Wang, F. (2010). Household asset holdings: Results from the China Survey of Consumer Finances. American Council on Consumer Interests, Atlanta GA, April (Presented by Weagley)

Yao, R. (2009). Financial wellbeing of Chinese American households. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Yamaguchi, Japan, June.

Haron, S. A., Sharpe, D. L., Masud, J., Abdel-Ghany, M., & Yao, R. Factors associated with self-reported health among older Malaysians. Asian Family and Consumer Science Association Bi-Annual Meeting, Yamaguchi, Japan. June 2009.

Curl, A., & Sharpe, D. L. Labor force transitions by gender and marital status: 1998 to 2004. HES Week Poster Session. University of Missouri-Columbia, April 2009.

Weagley, R. O., What I Believe about People and Money, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, September 2009.

Yao, R., Ke, W., & Gorham, E. (2008). Financial risk tolerance profile of Chinese American households. American Council on Consumer Interests, July.

Yao, R. & Hanna, S. (2004). The effect of gender and marital status on financial risk tolerance. American Council on Consumer Interests, Washington DC, April.

Yao, R., Gutter, M. S. & Hanna, S. D. (2004). The effect of race/ethnicity on financial risk tolerance. The Academy of Financial Services. October.

Hanna, S. D., Yao, R. & Lindamood, S. (2004). The investment risk tolerance of same-sex couples. The Academy of Financial Services. October.

Yao, R. & Hanna, S. (2003). Has financial risk tolerance changed since 1983? American Council on Consumer Interests, Atlanta, April.

Yao, R., Hanna, S, & Montalto, C. (2002). Is the capital accumulation ratio a good indicator of retirement adequacy? American Council on Consumer Interests, Universal City, April.

Yao, R., & Hanna, S. D. (2001). An in-depth examination of the capital accumulation guideline with financial planning client households. Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. November.

Lovett, S. & Yao, R. (2000). Do investors use the expected utility decision rule? Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, St. Louis, November.

Invited Academic & Corporate Presentations:

Yao, R. (2016). Country report: The recent advancement of the financial planning field in the United States. Asian Consumer and Family Economics Association, Hong Kong, China, July.

Yao, R. (2016). Keynote Speaker, The behavioral side of portfolio allocation in defined contribution plans. Pension Focus Conference, Branson, MO, May

Yao, R. (2016). To retire or not to retire: Does market performance provide an answer? fi360 INSIGHT conference, San Diego, CA, April

Yao, R. (2014). Risk tolerance, retirement decision-making and defined contribution plan deferral. Pension Focus Conference, Branson, MO, May

Yao, R. (2014). Building curriculum for the new personal financial planning area of study in modern China. Chongqing Technology and Business University, China, June

Yao, R. (2013). The influence of market performance on retirement decision-making, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October

Yao, R. (2013). Consumer finance and investor education in China and in the U.S. The Confederation of Trade Unions in Hulunbeier, China, June

Yao, R. (2013). The future of personal financial planning in China. Chongqing Technology and Business University, China, June

Yao, R. (2012). Saving motives: Comparing American and Chinese households. University of Missouri “Diversity in Action” Faculty Seminar Series, December

Yao, R. (2012). Market returns and retirement decision-making. HES Extension Field Faculty Update Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks MO, November

Yao, R. (2011). Bring your challenges, Phase I. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York City, April

Yao, R. (2011). Bring your challenges, Phase II. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ, August

Yao, R. (2011). Do market returns affect retirement timing? HES College Faculty Meeting, Spring

Yao, R. (2009). Utilizing existing resources to optimize personal wealth management. the 1st China Consumer Finance Forum in Beijing, China, September

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