Dr. Gaiyan Zhang
Dr. Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance at 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 empirical corporate finance, credit risk and credit derivatives, financial institutions, financial distress, and international finance. She has over 30 publications including leading finance and International Business journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, among others. 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. Dr. Zhang has won many research and teaching awards, including the award from the FDIC Center for Financial Research, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity, the Anheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence at the University of Missouri –St. Louis.
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
B.A. (Finance), Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1996