Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor at Copenhagen Business School. I obtained my PhD in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics in June 2020. I am interested in banking, corporate finance, and financial intermediation. You can find my CV here and a list of my ongoing projects below.

Email: yingjiee.qi@gmail.com

Mobile: +46 73 6829 878

Postal address: Solbjerg Pl. 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Working papers

Revise and resubmit at The Review of Finance

Abstract: This paper provides evidence that banks make lending decisions based on the borrower’s overall profitability to the bank. Specifically, I show that non-loan profit affects relationship lending using both internal data of a large bank and the Swedish credit registry. I disentangle this profit channel from the well-known information channel, and document that non-loan profit increases 1) credit supply and 2) lenience in delinquency. For identification, I exploit Basel II-induced exogenous variation in products' profitability and find that the average affected firms experienced a decrease of 6.1% ($400,000) in credit supply and 24% (9.9 pp) in lenience in delinquency.

Conferences: AFA 2021, CICF 2021, EFA 2020, European Central Bank Young Economists’ Competition 2020

Abstract: We document the effects of higher borrowing cost on private firms in the presence of financial frictions by exploiting a quasi-experiment and a unique and comprehensive dataset from Sweden. In June 2010, the central bank of Sweden increased the repo rate unexpectedly and exposed firms with long term loan maturing right before or after the hike to different cost of borrowing. Consistent with the debt overhang theory, we find that higher cost of borrowing has a significant negative effect on investment, but more for highly levered firms. These results are robust to carefully controlling for firms' credit demand. Our findings highlight the importance of balance sheet heterogeneity in the responsiveness of firms to interest rate shocks.

Conferences: CEPR Second Annual Spring Symposium in Financial Economics (PhD poster session)


Summary: Misconduct (mis-selling and hidden fees etc.) in traditional banking sector drives borrowers to online lenders.

Conferences: EFA 2018, CEPR Third European Workshop on Household Finance, 4th IWH-FIN-FIRE Workshop in Halle


  • Corporate Finance (Spring 2022, Bachelor Program at Copenhagen Business School)

Evaluation: median = 5/5, mean = 4.9/5, N = 130