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Weike Xu

Weike Xu

Clinical Assistant Professor

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)


Weike Xu is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance at Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from Rutgers University. Dr. Xu has published in academic journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Financial Management, the Journal of Portfolio Management, Economics Letters, the Financial Review, and the Journal of Futures Markets. His research has been accepted for presentation at conferences such as the American Finance Association Annual Meeting, Society for Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade North America, China International Conference in Finance, Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, CUHK-RAPS Conference on Asset Pricing and Investment, Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting, Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, and Eastern Finance Association (EFA) Annual Meeting. Dr. Xu’s work has been selected for the EFA Outstanding Paper Award Special Topics and semi-final lists for the FMA Best Paper Award in Investment, as well as the Best Paper Award in Options & Derivatives.

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, Volume 216, July 2022, 110598.
  • 6. “Does Venture-Backed Innovation Support Carbon Neutrality?” (with Donghui Li, Yingdong Liu, Minxing Sun and Xinjie Wang), China Finance Review International, 2024, 14, 191-200.
  • 7. “Geopolitical Risk and Investment” (with Xinjie Wang and Yangru Wu), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Forthcoming.
  • 8. "The Effect of Economic and Political Uncertainty on Sovereign CDS Spreads” (with Wei-Fong Pan, Xinjie Wang, Yaqin Xiao and Jinfan Zhang), International Review of Economics and Finance, 2024, 89, 143-155.
  • 9. “Short Selling and Readability in Financial Disclosures: Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (with Minxing Sun), The Financial Review, 2024, 59, 265-292.


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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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