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         

Climate Finance                                                                                      

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


Shrinking Factor Dimension: A Reduced-Rank Approach (2023),  Management Science, Vol. 69, No.9, 5501–5522

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

Diagnostics for Asset Pricing Models (2023), Financial Management, Vol. 52, No.4, 617-642, Lead Article

(with Guofu Zhou )

Working Papers

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

FinReg Blog

2024 AFA, CICF, Bretton Woods Accounting and Finance Ski Conference, Canadian Sustainable Finance Network Conference; 2023 Texas A&M Young Scholars Finance Consortium, FIRS, JCF SI in Helsinki, AFFECT AFA Mentoring Workshop, WAPFIN@ Stern, FMA, CEIBS Finance & Accounting Academic Symposium

Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Finance

 (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

Revise and Resubmit, Review of Finance 

 (with Yufeng Han, David Rapach, and Guofu Zhou )

2019 AFA; 2018 International Symposium on Forecasting 

 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 Change Shocks and Financial Constraints  

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