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Jin Xu

Associate Professor
Jin Xu
1021 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Education and Certification

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007
M.B.A., University of Chicago, 2006

Teaching Experience

Dr. Xu currently teaches Corporate Finance at the undergraduate and doctoral levels. She previously taught at Purdue University at the undergraduate, Master, and doctoral levels and had won teaching honors.


Dr. Xu’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance and corporate governance. Her research has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research. Her research has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Law School Forum and other news media.

Professional Achievements

Dr. Xu won the best paper award, the William F. Sharpe Award, in the 2015 Volume of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. In addition to publication in scholarly journals, her research has been accepted and presented at research conferences such as the American Finance Association and Western Finance Association annual meetings and the National Bureau of Economic Research meetings. She has also been invited to present her work at peer research universities. She has served as a referee for top research journals and conferences as well. She is a member of the American Finance Association and Western Finance Association.

Selected Publications

(All papers can be downloaded from SSRN Author Page):