Education
  • Ph.D.,     Economics,   Arizona State University,                                           May 2013 (Expected)
  • M.S.,       Economics,   Arizona State University,                                                                 Dec 2008
  • B.A.,       Economics,   Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China,         Jul 2007
Research Interest
Credit risk, Liquidity, Financial Econometrics, Asset pricing

Teaching Interest
Investment, Financial Econometrics, Fixed Income, Statistics

Job Market Paper
  • “Credit Rating Categories”

-- Brown bag seminar, Department of Economics, Arizona State University, 2012
-- Brown bag seminar, Department of Finance, Arizona State University, 2012
-- Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012

Working Papers
  • “High Frequency Quoting, Trading, and the Efficiency of Prices,” with Jennifer Conrad and Sunil Wahal, 2012
  • “The Nature of the Risk-Free Asset: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps”, with Zhiyi Qian, 2012

-- Brown bag seminar, Department of Finance, Arizona State University, 2010
-- World Finance Conference, 2012

  • "Modified Empirical Likelihood Estimator”, with Seung Ahn, 2012
-- Brown bag seminar, Department of Economics, Arizona State University, 2011
-- Sogang University, Korea, 2012
  • "Demeaned Generalized Empirical Likelihood Estimators”, with Seung Ahn, 2011
-- Econometric workshop, Department of Economics, ASU, 2011

 Work in Progress

  • “Another Comparison of SDF and Beta Methods”, with Seung Ahn
-- Econometric workshop, Department of Economics, ASU, 2010

  Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships
  • Barchilon Award for Outstanding Research on Dissertation , Arizona State University, 2011
  • Math Econ Student Assistant Award, Arizona State University, 2011
  • AFA student travel grant, The American Finance Association, 2011
  • Econometrics Student Assistant Award, Arizona State University, 2010
  • Hardison Award for the Best Qualifying Examination in Micro- and Macro-economics, Arizona State University, 2008
  • Full Tuition and Stipend Scholarship, Department of Economics, ASU, 2007-Present
  • McFadden-Shaogong Lin Award, HUST, China, 2005
  • Top 20 Excellent Students in HUST (the Highest Award in HUST), China, 2004-2005
  • Award for Excellent Performance in Academics, HUST, China, 2004-2005
  • Three times awarded Excellent Student Scholarship of HUST, China, 2003-2006
  • Third Prize in 2004 National English Contest for College Students, China, etc.
Professional Service and Affiliation

Discussant and Session Chair, Midwest Finance Conference, 2010
Member of WFA, AFA, AEA, FMA, etc.

Software

MATLAB, C++, SAS, GAUSS (Instructor), STATA.