Gaiyan Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor

Gaiyan Zhang

Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and an Associate 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 top journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of International Business Studies, 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 the 2011 recipient of Anheuser – Busch Teaching Excellence Award from CoBA at UM-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

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