Xiaohui Gao Bakshi is with the Fox School of Business, Temple University. She is the assistant academic director of the Doctor of Science in Global Finance (DS-GF) program (joint program with Tsinghua University).

Xiaohui Gao Bakshi holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Fudan University, M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Florida, and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida (granted in 2008).

Professor Gao Bakshi is interested in conducting research in empirical corporate finance and empirical asset pricing. One of her works features explanations for the recent drought in Initial Public Offerings in the US, in particular, where the paucity of new issues could be traced to economies of scope and regulatory overreach (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley). She has written on the link between individual investor trading behavior and gambling tendencies of investors in a natural experiment setting.

She has published in Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Operations Research, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professor Gao Bakshi is engaged in studying expected returns of options on Treasury bond futures, unspanned components and dark matter in volatility and equity options, decision making under caution to ambiguity, impact of minimum wage on entrepreneurship, and portfolio choices of the ultra rich executives.

Professor Gao Bakshi won the 2013 JFQA William F. Sharpe award, and was also awarded the first prize of the 2010 JFE Jensen Prizes for Corporate Finance and Organizations.