Meet our PhD students on the job market

Students nearing completion of our PhD program are recognized as strong, independent scholars who are ready to take on the challenges of a tenure-track position. For this reason, they are sought out by top universities around the globe.

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Minkyeong Baik

Strategy and Business Economics

Previous degrees

  • M.A. in Economics, Sungkyunkwan University
  • B.A. in Economics, Sungkyunkwan University

Research interests: Innovation, Competition Policy, Industrial Organization

Supervisory Committee Members: Guillermo Marshall

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Meichun Lin

Management Science

Previous degrees:

  • B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research interests: Data-driven decision making, Bayesian learning, dynamic pricing, inventory management 

Supervisory Committee Members: Tim Huh, Michael Jong Kim

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Xing Liu


Previous degrees

  • M.A. Finance, Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance
  • B.A. Economics (Track: Insurance), Renmin University of China

Research interests: Insurance, InsurTech, FinTech, Consumer and Household Finance, Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Private Equity

Supervisory Committee Members: Jan Bena (Chair), Will Gornall, and Sabrina T. Howell (NYU)

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Iris Wang


Previous degrees

  • Queen’s University, Smith School of Business
    M.Sc. in Business Economics
  • University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business
    B.Com. in Finance (with Honours)

Research interests: Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Labor Finance, Venture Capital, FinTech

Supervisory Committee Members: Li Kai (Co-Chair), Jan Bena (Co-Chair), Bian Bo, Ralph Winter

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Zhanbing Xiao


Previous degrees:

  • B.S. Economics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2011 - 2015.
  • MPhil. Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015 - 2017.

Research interests: Climate Finance; ESG; Big Data; Financial Institutions

Supervisory Committee Members : Supervisor: Hernan Ortiz-Molina; Committee Members: Kai Li, Isha Agarwal, Thomas Davidoff, Xin Zheng

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Rui Zhong

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Previous degrees

  • B.A. in Construction Management: Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Research interests: Negative work behaviours, team leadership, death awareness, and mindsets

Supervisory Committee Members: Sandra Robinson (supervisor), Lingtao Yu, and Daan van Knippenberg (Rice University)

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