Dr Sharon S. Yang is the professor and chairperson of department of Finance at the National Central University in Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. in actuarial mathematics at Heriot-Watt University in the UK and her master degree in actuarial science at University of Iowa in the US Her research interests cover pricing and financial risk management for insurance and pension, mortality modeling, and pricing mortality-linked securities. Her research appears in Insurance Mathematics and Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Austin Bulletin and The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance.
Dr Yang's research has examined issues including pricing embedded guarantees with variable annuities and pension planes, pricing and risk management for reverse mortgages, pricing survivor derivatives and securitization, mortality modeling and asset liability management. In addition to academic experience, Dr. Yang shares her knowledge with many actuarial practices, the director of Taiwan Insurance Guarantee Fund, a reviewer of life insurance products for Insurance Bureau of Financial Supervisory Commission, a reviewer of structure notes issued with insurance products for Taiwan Financial Service Roundtable and a member of the discipline committee for Actuarial Institute of Republic of China.