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Xin Liu

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Research interests

I am a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Finance at School of Management, University of Bath since 2018. I received my Ph.D. degree in finance from The University of Hong Kong.  I also hold a bachelor degree in economics from Tsinghua University.

My research interests are empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance. My paper has been published in Review of Finance.

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Skewness, Individual Investor Preference, and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns (with Tse-Chun Lin), Review of Finance, forthcoming

Working Papers:

Diversification in Lottery-Like Features and Portfolio Pricing Discounts 

Investor Target Prices (with Shiyang Huang and Chengxi Yin)

Willing to supervise PhD

I am willing to supervise PhD students who are proficient in SAS programming and dealing with financial databases on projects related to my research area.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Finance, University of Hong Kong

B.A. in Economics, Tsinghua University

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Lottery Business & Economics
Investors Business & Economics
Target price Business & Economics
Pricing Business & Economics
Diversification Business & Economics
Cross-section of stock returns Business & Economics
Individual investors Business & Economics
Discount Business & Economics

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Research Output 2017 2018

Diversification in Lottery-like Features and Portfolio Pricing Discounts

Liu, X., 2018, (In preparation).

Research output: Working paper

Closed-end funds
Mergers and acquisitions

Investor Target Prices

Huang, S., Liu, X. & Yin, C., 2018, (In preparation).

Research output: Working paper

Target price

Skewness, Individual Investor Preference, and the Cross-section of Stock Returns

Lin, T-C. & Liu, X., 26 Jul 2017, In : Review of Finance. p. 1 - 36 36 p., rfx036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Individual investors
Preferred stock
Cross-section of stock returns