Visiting Assistant Professor
Xiaohui Gao holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Fudan University, M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Florida, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida (granted in 2008).
Professor Gao is interested in conducting research in empirical corporate finance and empirical asset pricing. One of her current work features explanations for the recent drought in Initial Public Offerings in the US, in particular, where the paucity of new issues could be traced to economies of scope and regulatory overreach (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley). She has written on the link between individual investor trading behavior and gambling tendencies of investors in a natural experiment setting.
Professor Gao is also engaged in studying momentum, asset return predictability, and carry trades. She has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, and her paper was awarded the first prize of the 2010 JFE Jensen Prizes for Corporate Finance and Organizations.