Wenxin Du is an associate professor of finance and Fama Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research. She studies global currency and fixed income markets, financial regulations, and emerging market finance. She was named the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow 2019-2021. In addition, she has won several top academic awards for her research, including the Amundi Pioneer First Prize and AQR Insight Award Top Prize for her work on deviations from covered interest rate parity. Du’s findings have been featured in Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been published in leading academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor at the Journal of International Economics.
Prior to joining Booth, Du held the position of Principal Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she was responsible for monitoring and analyzing developments in international financial markets for the FOMC. She was also a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. During her doctoral studies, she interned at the International Monetary Fund.
She earned an A.M. and a Ph.D. both in Economics from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College with Highest Honors.