Ai HE 

Assistant Professor of Finance 

Darla Moore School of Business

University of South Carolina

1014 Greene St,  Columbia,  South Carolina  29208

Research Interests 

Financial Institutions                                                                

Empirical Asset Pricing         

ESG and Climate Finance                                                                                      

Email: ai.he[at]moore[dot]sc[dot]edu


Shrinking Factor Dimension: A Reduced-Rank Approach, Management Science, forthcoming.

(with Dashan Huang, Jiaen Li, and Guofu Zhou )

Working Papers

Propagation of Climate Disasters through Ownership Networks and Its Impact on Corporate ESG Policies

(with Matthew Gustafson, Ugur Lel, and Zhongling Qin)

2024 AFA; 2023 Texas A&M Young Scholars Finance Consortium, FIRS, JCF SI in Helsinki, AFFECT AFA Mentoring Workshop

 (with Ricardo Correa, Christoph Herpfer, and Ugur Lel )    

2023 RCFS Winter,  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; 2022 JHU Carey Conference,  FIRS,  SFS Cavalcade NA; 2021 NFA, NBER Summer Institute,  European FA,  Pre-WFA Early Career Women in Finance Conference, Wharton Climate and Commodities Virtual Conference,  MFA; 2020  Boca Corporate Finance and Governance Conference,  Paris December Finance Meeting

 AFA Poster | European Central Bank Presentation

2018 AFA Phd Poster Session, European Central Bank Money Markets Workshop; 2017 NFA, LBS Transatlantic Doctoral Conference,  FMA,  European Money and Finance Forum Colloquium & Bank of Finland Conference; 2016 AFBC PhD Forum & Main Conference 

Climate Stress Tests and Financial Constraints  

2019 AFBC,  CICF,  MFA, Paris December Finance Meeting; 2018 SEC Doctoral Student Symposium

 (with Songrun He, Dashan Huang, and Guofu Zhou )

2020 AFA, Winner of Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition (3rd place)