Dr. Gaiyan Zhang is a Curators' Distinguished Professor of Finance and Finance Board Scholar at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. 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 credit risk and financial contagion, Credit Default Swaps (CDS), financial institutions, empirical corporate finance, and international finance. She has over 40 scholarly publications and book chapters in leading finance, management and international business journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Corporate Finance Studies,Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Empirical Finance and Journal of International Money and Finance,among others. Dr. Zhang won the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity, theAnheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence at University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dr. Zhang received various research grants from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Center for Financial Research, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, University of Missouri – St. Louis, University of California at Irvine, Fudan University, etc. Her papers were presented at many conferences, including the most prestigious academic conferences (National Bureau of Economic Research, American Finance Association Conference and Western Finance Association Conference). Dr. Zhang was invited to speak at high-profile regulatory institutions and agencies in the US and abroad, such as FDIC, US Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve Banks, American Bankruptcy Institute, European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), and Bank of Finland. She served as a referee for 40 journals and grants in the U.S. and abroad.
Ph.D. (Finance), Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine, 2005
Ph.D. Dissertation: "Intra-industry Credit Contagion: Evidence from Credit Default Swap and Stock Markets" Dissertation Committee: Philippe Jorion (Chair), Nai-fu Chen, Fan Yu
Ph.D. Exchange Program, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, 2001- 2003
M.A. (Finance), Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1999