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Han Xia

Han Xia

Associate Professor - Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Finance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2011
M.Sc. - Financial Economics
University of Oxford - 2007
B.A. - Finance and Economics
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - 2006

Research Areas

Areas of Interest
  • RESEARCH: Empirical and Theoretical Corporate Finance with a focus on Financial Institutions,Credit Rating Agencies, and Securitization
  • TEACHING: Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Risk Management, andInvestments


Can Competition Improve the Information Quality of Credit Ratings? forthcoming - Publication
The Issuer-Pay Rating Model and Rating Ination: Evidence from Corporate Credit Ratings, with G¨nter Strobl forthcoming - Publication
The Economics of Solicited and Unsolicited Credit Ratings, with Paolo Fulghieri and Gu¨nter Strobl forthcoming - Publication
Bank Monitoring and Corporate Loan Securitization, with Yihui Wang forthcoming - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2018]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2011–2018]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2011–2018]
Research Assistant
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2007–2010]
New Oriental School of China [2006–2018]

Additional Information

Awards and Research Grants
  • Research Grants Council, Hong Kong: Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, $62,003 (with Yihu Wang and Vidhan Goyal), 2010-2012
  • Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Midwestern Finance Association 2010 Meeting
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007-present
  • Dean’s List, Sa¨d Business School, University of Oxford, 2007
  • Distinguished Graduate Honor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, 2006
Teaching and Research Experiences
Instructor, UT-Dallas
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (Graduate), Spring 2012
Instructor, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), Summer School 2011
Instructor, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Finance (Review Sessions) (MBA First-year Core Class), Spring 2011
Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Gunter Strobl, 2007-2010
Instructor, New Oriental School of China
  • English Business Writing, January 2006 {June 2006
Professional Activites
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam Level I Passed
  • Research Assistant, British Consulate-General, September 2005{December 2005
  • Negotiation Representative, Chinese Foreign Trade Center, July 2005{September 2005