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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Profile Information

Weike Xu

Office: 167 Chandler L. Burns Hall
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 Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Finance
    Rutgers University 2016
  • M.A. Economics
    Rutgers University 2011
  • B.B.A Accounting
    University of Macau 2009

Courses Taught

  • Financial Management I
  • Financial Management II
  • Introduction to Finance (Rutgers)
  • Corporate Finance (Rutgers)

Research Interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing, Macro-Finance, Empirical Corporate Finance, Short Selling, Credit Default Swap, Machine Learning

Research Publications

  • 1. “Economic Policy Uncertainty, CDS Spreads, and CDS Liquidity Provision” (with Xinjie Wang and Zhaodong Zhong), Journal of Futures Markets, April 2019, Volume 39, 461-480.
  • 2. “Economic Policy Uncertainty and Momentum” (with Ming Gu, Minxing Sun and Yangru Wu), Financial Management, Spring 2021, Volume 50, 237-259.
  • 3. “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Sovereign Credit Risk” (with Wei-Fong Pan, Xinjie Wang, and Ge Wu), China Finance Review International, 2021, Volume 11, 287-301.
  • 4. “Changes in Ownership Breadth and Capital Market Anomalies” (with Yangru Wu), Journal of Portfolio Management, 2022, Volume 48, 185-198.
  • 5. "The Causal Relationship between Social Media Sentiment and Stock Return: Experimental Evidence from an Online Message Forum" (with Xinjie Wang, Zhiqiang Xiang, and Peixuan Yuan), Economics Letters, Forthcoming.
  • Selected working papers:
  • 1. “Geopolitical Risk and Investment” (with Xinjie Wang and Yangru Wu), R&R.
  • 2. “The Effect of Economic and Political Uncertainty on Sovereign CDS Spreads” (with Wei-Fong Pan, Xinjie Wang, Yaqin Xiao and Jinfan Zhang), R&R.


Faculty Profile
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634