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Dr Ru Xie is an Associate Professor of Finance at School of Management, University of Bath. She specialises in empirical banking and finance studies. Recently, she has been working on various research projects in the area of monetary policy and financial uncertainty, including negative interest rate policy (NIRP), financial crisis and funding & market liquidity risk.  Her research has been featured in Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, Sina Finance, Gulf Times, Axios, FXstreet, BNN Bloomberg, and Swissinfo. 

Dr Ru Xie previously held positions at Bangor University (Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance) and Goethe University Frankfurt (Research Fellow). She has also held visiting positions at Bank of Finland, Helsinki and House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. 

Her research work has been published in the Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and the International Review of Financial Analysis.


Willing to supervise PhD

PhD supervision interests:

  • Liquidity Risk and Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Banking and Finance
  • Analyst Coverage and Stock Performance
  • Unconventional Monetary Policies
  • Financial Crisis

Placements of past PhD students:

  • Bangor university, ECB, FCA

PhD examinations:

  • Bath University (internal), Bangor University ( internal), University of Sussex

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Finance (2010), Goethe University Frankfurt

M.Sc. Finance (2005), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

B.Sc. in Economics (2004), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

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Projects 2019 2020

The Information Content in Financial Markets

Liu, X. & Xie, R.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2010 2019

Bank Margins and Profits in a World of Negative Rates

Molyneux, P., Reghezza, A. & Xie, R., 22 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Banking and Finance. 107, 56 p., 105613.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Did Negative Interest Rates Improve Bank Lending?

Molyneux, P., Reghezza, A., Thornton, J. & Xie, R., 30 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Financial Services Research. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open banking – the invisible reform that will shake up UK financial services

Xie, R. & Molyneux, P., 15 Jan 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

In Search of Concepts: The Effects of Speculative Demand on Stock Returns

Ap Gwilym, O., Hasan, I., Wang, Q. & Xie, R., 2 Jun 2016, In : European Financial Management. 22, 3, p. 427 - 449 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stock returns
Return reversal
Market returns
21 Citations (Scopus)

Small Banks and Local Economic Development

Hakenes, H., Hasan, I., Molyneux, P. & Xie, R., 1 Mar 2015, In : Review of Finance. 19, 2, p. 653 - 683 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Local economic development
Local economic growth
Credit rationing
Prediction model