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Ning Zhu
Dean's Scholar in Finance

Professor Zhu is currently the Deputy Director and Professor of Finance at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance. Prior to joining the faculty of SAIF, Prof. Zhu served as Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis and Special Term Professor at Beijing University.  He also has furthered his academic expertise as Executive Director, Head of Portfolio Advisory, Nomura International (2008-2009) and Senior Vice President, Head of Quantitative Equity Strategies, Lehman Brothers (Asia) in 2008. At the University of California, Davis, Prof.Zhu teaches several financial and statistical courses, involving Investments, Hedge funds, Data Analysis for Managers, and so forth. And also, Prof. Zhu teaches the course in Behavioral Finance in SAIF.

Prof. Zhu has published widely at leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Management Science, European Financial Management, Economic History Review, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of International Money and Finance, among others. Also, he co-authored several books, including Short Selling, China’s Financial Sector Development and Regulatory Reform: challenges and Opportunities, Behavioral Finance, etc.

His outstanding contributions on research and teaching were recognized and honored by Best Paper Award at Emerging Market Group/CASS Conference (2008), TCFA-CICC Best Paper Awards from 2006 to 2008, Chiang Ching-Kuo Research Grant from Taiwan (2007), Best Paper Award by Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (2006), Best Paper Award, China International Finance Research Conference (1st place) in 2005. And Prof. Zhu was the recipient of New Faculty Research Grant of UC Davis and Best Paper Award (runner up) of European Finance Association in 2004. With his financial expertise, Prof. Zhu is a member of American Finance Association.