PHBS Welcomes 8 New Faculty Members
2020-09-09 15:06:54
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Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) welcomes eight new faculty members this fall. Focusing on economics and finance, they bring experience to guide student-centered learning, and engage in high-impact research. PHBS welcomes them and wishes all faculty members a Happy Teacher's Day!

Cai Xiaoming, assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in economics from Tinbergen Institute, VU University Amsterdam. Prior to joining PHBS, he was an assistant professor of economics, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University. With research focusing on macroeconomics, labor economics, and search and matching, he has published in international journals such as Journal of Economic Theory, Economica, and Economics Letters. Cai also received support from the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and serves as a referee for International Economic ReviewJournal of Economic Theory, and The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

Chen Liang, assistant professor, earned his Ph.D. in economics (cum laude), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. Before joining PHBS, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and then an assistant professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. With research fields in econometric theory and applied econometrics, he has published in such international journals as Economics Letters and Journal of Econometrics. Chen also serves as a referee for Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He has been awarded funds from the National Nature Science Foundation of China.

Gu Yizhen, associate professor, holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning, University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining PHBS, he was associate dean and associate professor at Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University. With research interests in urban economics and transportation economics, Gu has published in several international journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Two of his papers have been recently accepted by American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (forthcoming), and American Economic Review: Insights.

Ma Fangyuan, assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in finance from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the PHBS faulty, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ma's research fields range from corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and corporate governance, to applied contract theory. She is also a referee for International Review of Financeand Corporate Governance: An International Review.

 Wang Shinhuei, assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining PHBS, Wang was an associate professor at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Her research interests include theoretical and applied econometrics; empirical finance; economics forecasting; drug, criminal and social issues; and data science analysis. Wang has published in international journals including Advanced in Econometrics, Economics Letters and Journal of Econometrics; and book chapters, such as Encyclopedia of Finance, and The Handbook of Econometrics and Statistics.

Wang Yicheng, assistant professor, earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. Before joining PHBS, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, University of Oslo. With research fields in empirical and quantitative macroeconomics, household finance, macro/labor, and Chinese economy/development, Wang has published in Review of Economic Dynamics, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; and served as a referee for journals including Review of Economic Dynamics, and Macroeconomic Dynamics.
Xu Yuchen, assistant professor, earned her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Hong Kong. With research interests in quantitative financial history, household finance, and corporate finance, she has probed the role of information technology in modern banking development and examined the effect of legal systems on financial development. Xu has strong research interests in household finance, such as the impact of exchange rate risks on savers and pollution on investor sentiment.

Zhao Lingxiao, assistant professor, earned her Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests range from asset pricing, model comparison and Bayesian econometrics to high-frequency financial econometrics. Zhao published the paper"On Comparing Asset Pricing Models" in Journal of Finance and has presented papers at such international academic conferences as the Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, and NBER-NSF Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics.

Since its foundation, PHBS has worked to integrate the best education resources by attracting talented faculty from home and abroad. PHBS has 75 full-time professors with PhDs from leading universities around the world.


In PHBS's commitment to research, Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Sargent joined PHBS as the director of the Sargent Institute of Quantitative Economics and Finance. With such diversity, PHBS is ready to empower its students to excel inside and outside the classroom and will attract more of the world’s best minds.


By Annie Jin
Edited by Priscilla Young