Gaiyan Zhang, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Finance and Legal Studies

Gaiyan Zhang

Gaiyan Zhang is Chair and Professor of Finance of Department of Finance and Legal Studies.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine (with 2-year Exchange Program at UCLA), an M.S. degree from Fudan University, China, and a Bachelor degree from Nankai University, China. Her areas of research and teaching include credit risk and credit derivatives, financial distress, empirical corporate finance, and international finance. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Money and Finance, among others. Dr. Zhang received research awards from the FDIC Center for Financial Research, UM- St. Louis, and Fudan University. Her papers were presented at high-profile conferences including NBER, FDIC, AFA, WFA, New York Fed, Bank of Canada and European Central Bank.  She served as a referee for over 30 journals and grants in the U.S. and abroad. She was also the recipient of Anheuser - Busch Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Missouri –St. Louis.

CONTACT

zhangga@umsl.edu 
314-516-6269
1111 Tower

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Finance), Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine, 2005

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Intra-industry Credit Contagion: Evidence from Credit Default Swap and Stock Markets”

      Dissertation Committee: Philippe Jorion (Chair), Nai-fu Chen, Fan Yu

Ph.D. Exchange Program, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, 2001- 2003

M.A. (Finance), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1999

B.A. (Finance), Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1996

COURSES

FINANCE 3580 - International Financial Management (syllabus)
FINANCE 6500 - Financial Management (syllabus)

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