Xiaoqing Eleanor Xu, Ph.D., CFA, professor of finance, received the Bright Idea Award in Finance for her research paper, “Consumer Credit Risk Management in an Emerging Market: The Case of China,” coauthored with Jiong Liu, vice president of consumer risk management at Citibank.
Bright Idea Awards are sponsored annually by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation (the public policy affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association), New Jersey Business magazine and the Stillman School of Business. Each year, these organizations present awards for the best research published by the business faculty at New Jersey’s colleges and universities.
Xu's paper was identified as one of the top manuscripts from more than 125 publications.
She has published over twenty research articles in journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Real Estate Economics, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Futures Markets, and Financial Review, and coauthored a book titled Advances in International Investments: Traditionals and Alternatives. Dr. Xu’s research interests are hedge funds, venture capital, security market microstructure and mortgage-backed securities. She is a recipient of many research grants and academic awards, including the 2006 Seton Hall Researcher of the Year Award and the 2007 New Jersey Bright Idea Award in Finance. Her courses focus on areas such as equity investments and fixed income analysis.
Xu received her Ph.D. in finance at Syracuse University, her M.B.A. at Indiana State University. In addition, she is a CFA charterholder and a member of the American Finance Association. She also served as the faculty adviser to the Stillman team that won the 2006 New York Society of Security Analysts’ Investment Research Challenge.
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