Gaiyan Zhang, PhD
Professor and Co-chair
Department of Finance and Legal Studies

Gaiyan Zhang

Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance.  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,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 2011 recipient of Anheuser – Busch Teaching Excellence Award from CoBA at UM-St. Louis.

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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


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

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