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zhang.jpgDr. Gaiyan Zhang

Department Chair and Professor of Finance
DBA | Finance Theory and Applications Seminar

Dr. Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is currently the Chair of Department of Finance and Legal Studies.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine (with 2-year Exchange Program at UCLA), an M.S. degree from Fudan University, China, and a Bachelor degree from Nankai University, China. Her areas of research and teaching include empirical corporate finance, credit risk and credit derivatives, financial institutions, financial distress, and international finance. She has over 30 publications including leading finance and IB journals such as Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business StudiesReview of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Financial Stability, among others. Dr. Zhang received research awards and grants from the FDIC Center for Financial Research, the Natural Science Fund of China, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Fudan University, etc. Her papers were presented at high-profile conferences in the US and abroad including NBER, FDIC, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, New York Fed, OCC, European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, CDIC, and Bank of Finland.  She served as a referee for over 40 journals and grants in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Zhang has won the Anheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence at UMSL. linkedin.png