Ru Xie



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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

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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Research Output 2010 2018

Did Negative Interest Rates Improve Bank Lending?

Molyneux, P., Reghezza, A., Thornton, J. & Xie, R., 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Working paper

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
4 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
19 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
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Foreign bank entry and bank corporate governance in China

Hasan, I. & Xie, R., 1 Mar 2013, In : Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. 49, 2, p. 4-18 15 p.

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