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Rui Yao

Associate Professor
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Personal Financial Planning

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Yao, Rui
Rui Yao, Ph.D., CFP®, is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Personal Financial Planning Department at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Yao received her doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on helping individuals and households increase financial well-being and, specifically, their retirement preparation, financial risk tolerance, investment behavior, saving motives, debt management and consumption patterns. She has received the best paper award from the CFP Board and AARP. Her research is published in leading journals in the field. Dr. Yao serves on the editorial board and as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences. She has been committed to working with the China Center for Financial Research in Tsinghua University of China and is a member of the research team on its first national survey of Chinese Consumer Finance and Investor Education.

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