My primary research focus lies at the intersection of finance, macroeconomics, industrial organization, empirical methods, and machine learning, in particular the impact of strategic industry competition, economic uncertainty, agency conflicts and strategic interactions, fund flows, and capital flows on the dynamics of capital markets. My research articles have appeared in top academic journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Annals of Statistics, Journal of American Statistical Association, and Management Science. My research has received multiple academic awards, including NASDAQ Award for the Best Paper on Asset Pricing at the Western Finance Association (WFA), AAII Award for the Best Paper on Investments at the Midwestern Finance Association (MFA), Best Paper Award on Asset Pricing at the Northern Finance Association (NFA), Best Paper Award at the Red Rock Finance Conference, Richard A. Crowell Memorial Prize at PanAgora Asset Management, CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Research Exchange Award, and Best Paper Award at China International Conference in Macroeconomics. I also received the teaching excellence award at the Wharton School. I serve as an Associate Editor at Review of Finance.
I became an assistant professor of finance at Wharton in 2017 and has been a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 2022. I completed my dissertation and received my doctoral degree in financial economics at MIT. I also received another doctoral degree in statistics from Yale University in 2010. I obtained a B.S. in mathematics and another B.S. in economics from Peking University in China.