George H.K. Wang, research professor of finance at George Mason University School of Business, was recently recognized in the top 10% of authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) by all-time downloads.
It is generally agreed by academic researchers that “the number of downloads by other researchers is a measure of the impact of your research work on the research community. His papers help bring the name recognition to the business school in the finance research community.
Wang has been a member of SSRN for nearly 11 years. His research interests include derivatives and risk management, applied time series and econometrics, statistical methods in finance, and empirical market microstructure.
SSRN is an eLibrary hosting more than 750,000 research papers from more than 350,000 researchers across 30 disciplines. They are devoted to quick distribution of scholarly research.
Wang said SSRN benefits faculty because it is a “major academic resource” that allows faculty to “update their knowledge and provide input for their research projects and publications.”
The school recently partnered with SSRN to feature faculty research through a branded online repository, customized homepage, and associated eJournal, with the goal of increasing research awareness, reach, and impact. Nearly 40 business faculty are currently posting papers on SSRN.
SSRN has 2.2 million registered users and is considered the leading repository for economics, finance, law, and other social sciences. Downloads from the SSRN eLibrary in the past 12 months total more than 13.2 million, with more than 116.2 million downloads since inception.
Wang has published more than 50 papers in major peer reviewed journals in the areas of derivative markets, applied time series, econometrics, mortgage markets, and transportation. He is an elected ordinary member of International Statistical Institute and on the editorial board of the Journal of Futures Markets.