She grew up playing the accordion, but Xing Huang transferred her keyboard skills to the piano when she moved the US to study finance. Prof. Huang was pleased to find WashU’s Music Department practice rooms located directly across the street from Olin’s Simon Hall.
Listen to Olin’s newest member of the finance faculty practice her piano skills in the video above.
Prof. Huang was an assistant professor of finance at Michigan State University before joining Olin. Her research into behavioral finance, asset pricing, and investor behavior are all topics in her class this semester where student teams are given a million dollars to invest. Don’t worry – it’s virtual money that they use in a simulation trading game that puts students in the driver’s seat of a brokerage account to experience the ups and downs of stock trades and the gyrations of the market.
Professor Huang’s bio:
PhD 2013, University of California, Berkeley
MA 2007, Peking University, Guanghua School of Management
BA 2005, Peking University, Guanghua School of Management
- “Rushing into American Dream? House Prices, Timing of Homeownership, and Adjustment of Consumer Credit”, Review of Finance, Issue 20, 2183-2218, with S. Agarwal, L. Hu, 2016
- “Which Factors Matter to Investors? Evidence from Mutual Fund Flows”, Review of Financial Studies, Issue 29, 2643-2676, with B. Barber, T. Odean, 2016
- “Thinking Outside the Borders: Investors’ Underreaction to Foreign Operations”, Review of Financial Studies, Issue 28, 3109-3152, 2015
- Best Paper Award, CICF XY Investments, 2016
- Broad College’s Summer Research Grant Award, 2016
- Stuart I. Greenbaum Best Finance Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Finalist, 2012
- Graduate Division Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
- Student Travel Grant Award, American Finance Association, 2011
- Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- Shapiro Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2007