Ruidi Huang

Assistant Professor of Finance

Department of Finance

Cox School of Business

Southern Methodist University


P. O. Box 750333

Dallas, TX 75275

E-mail: ruidih@smu.edu

Phone: (214) 768-1132

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Welcome! Thanks for visiting my page. I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. My research focuses on empirical corporate finance. I received my doctorate degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 and my bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University in 2013.

PUBLISHED PAPERS

How does Human Capital Matter? Evidence from Venture Capital

with Lifeng Gu, Yifei Mao, and Xuan Tian

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming

WORKING PAPERS

The Financial Consequences of Customer Satisfaction: Evidence from Yelp Ratings and SBA Loans

  • Conference presentations: 2020 FMA Applied Finance Conference (canceled due to Covid19), 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (canceled due to Covid19), 2019 Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Business Analytics, 2018 LBS Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, 2018 Financial Intermediation Research Association (FIRS) annual meeting, and 2018 Northern Finance Association (NFA) annual meeting

'Trading' Political Favors: Evidence from the Impact of the STOCK Act

with Yuhai Xuan

  • 2018 China International Conference in Finance (CICF) Best Paper Award

  • Conference presentations: 2018 American Finance Association (AFA) annual meeting, 2018 China International Conference in Finance (CICF), and 14th Annual Conference on Corporate Finance at Washington University in St. Louis

How Does Health Insurance Affect Firm Employment and Performance? Evidence from Obamacare

with Heitor Almeida, Ping Liu, and Yuhai Xuan

  • Conference presentations: 2020 European Finance Association (EFA) Annual meeting, 2020 Financial Intermediation Research Association (FIRS) annual meeting (canceled due to Covid19), 2019 American Finance Association (AFA) annual meeting, 2019 European Financial Management Association (EFMA) annual meeting, and 2018 Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcade

Are Open Market Share Repurchase Programs Really Flexible?

  • 2016 Financial Management Association (FMA) Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance Semifinalist

  • Conference presentations: 2017 American Finance Association (AFA) annual meeting, 2017 Midwest Finance Association (MFA) annual meeting, 2016 Financial Management Association (FMA) annual meeting, 2016 Northern Finance Association (NFA) annual meeting, and 2016 World Finance Conference

SELECTED HONORS and AWARDS

  • Schewe Fellowship, University of Illinois 2018-2019

  • China International Conference in Finance (CICF) Best Paper Award 2018

  • Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowship, University of Illinois 2017-2018

  • Leonard J. and Sharon C. Santow Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois 2016

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, with “Outstanding” ratings, University of Illinois 2016

  • Financial Management Association (FMA) Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance semifinalist 2016

  • American Finance Association (AFA) Student Travel Grant 2016

  • Lakonishok Doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois 2014-2015

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, University of Illinois 2014

  • University Fellowship, University of Illinois 2013-2014

  • University Scholarship, Brigham Young University 2010-2013

  • Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Society, Brigham Young University 2010