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Ru Xie



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Personal profile

Research interests

joined the School of Management at University of Bath in October 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Finance.I have previously held positions at Bangor University (Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance) and Goethe University Frankfurt (Research Fellow). I also hold visiting positions at Bank of Finland, Helsinki and House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt.  

My research focuses on empirical money & banking and asset pricing. Recently, I have 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. My research work has been published in the Review of Finance, the European Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Services Research, and the International Review of Financial Analysis.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in receiving PhD queries from students with research interests in empirical financial studies and who have a strong quantitative background.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in supervising Ph.D. research projects in the following area: monetary policies and financial uncertainty; emerging markets finance; trading and asset pricing. 

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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Research Output 2015 2016

2 Citations

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
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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.

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Local economic development
Local economic growth
Credit rationing
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