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Current Research Professionals

Bowen Dong

Bowen Dong

Bowen is currently assisting George Constantinides, Lars Hansen and Quentin Vandeweyer.

Bowen earned a Bachelor of Economics in Finance from Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and an M.A. in Economics from University of Chicago. His research interests include macro finance, banking, monetary economics, and search and matching.

Bowen Dong
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Jiaofen (Vanessa) Hu

Vanessa is currently assisting Professors Niels Gormsen, Ralph Koijen, Lubos Pastor and Anthony Lee Zhang.

Vanessa has a bachelor’s degree in quantitative finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. Her current research interests include macro-finance, household finance, and housing markets.

Jiaofen (Vanessa) Hu
Aria Liu

Aria (Yaxuan) Liu

Aria is currently assisting Professors Francesca Bastianello, Ralph Koijen, Yueran Ma, and Pietro Veronesi.

Aria has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Beijing Institute of Technology and a double degree in economics from Peking University, and a MSc dual degree from London School of Economics and Peking University. Her current research interests include corporate finance, household finance, macro finance, and health economics.

Aria (Yaxuan) Liu
Fama Miller Center Freddy Pinzon

Freddy Pinzon

Freddy is currently assisting Professors Emanuele Colonnelli, Raghuram Rajan, Amir Sufi and Constantine Yannelis.

Freddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MA in Economics from Universidad del Rosario.  His research interest includes banking, international finance, macroeconomics, and monetary economics.

Freddy Pinzon
San Singh

San Singh

San is currently assisting Emanuele Colonnelli, Ralph Koijen, Raghuram Rajan and Amir Sufi.

San has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current research interests include development, public policy, and banking.

San Singh
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Yash Srivastav

Yash Srivastav is currently assisting Professors Steve Kaplan, Anil Kashyap, Michael Weber, and Eric Zwick.

Yash graduated with a BA in Economics and a minor in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include macroeconomics, public finance, and applied econometrics.

Yash Srivastav
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Xixian (Steven) Wu

Steven is currently assisting Professors George Constantinides, Amir Sufi and Constantine Yannelis.

Steven has a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Finance and Mathematics from University of Sydney, and a Master of Finance degree from MIT Sloan School of Management. His current research interests include asset pricing, corporate finance, macro finance and economics.

Xixian (Steven) Wu
Yash-Srivastav Zi Ye

Zi Ye

Zi Ye is currently assisting Professors Zhiguo He and Yueran Ma.

Zi earned a B.B.A. in finance with a minor in statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and an M.A. in public policy with certificate in research methods from the University of Chicago. Her current research interests include corporate finance, behavioral finance, household finance and political economy.

Zi Ye
Raymon Yue

Raymon Yue

Ramon is currently assisting Niels Gormsen, Yueran Ma, Stefan Nagel and Anthony Lee Zhang.

Raymon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in Statistics and Economics. His current research interests are corporate finance, household finance, and behavioral finance.

Raymon Yue

Past Research Professionals

Simone Ricci

Simone Ricci

2022-2023
Assisted: Francesca Bastianello, Emanuele Colonnelli, George Constantinides and Wenxin Du Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in Economics from the University of Bergamo
Master of Science in Economics and management from the University of Bocconi
University of Zurich

Simone Ricci
Livia Amato

Livia Amato

2020-2023
Assisted: Anil Kashyap, Lubos Pastor, Quentin Vandeweyer and Constantine Yannelis
BSc in Economics and Business from LUISS University
MSc in International Finance from HEC Paris
Received the Booth Finance PhD offer, sadly she passed away on March 3, 2023. We will forever remember her in our hearts. 
View Livia's memorial page

Livia Amato
Rahul Chauhan

Rahul Chauhan

2021-2023
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Niels Gormsen, Elisabeth Kempf, Raghuram Rajan and Michael Weber
BSc. in Economics from Presidency University, Kolkata
MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Rahul Chauhan
Hanson Ho

Hanson Ho

2021-2023
Assisted: Lars Hansen, Jessica Jeffers, Raghuram Rajan and Constantine Yannelis
Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong
MA in Economics from the University of Chicago
PhD in Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Hanson Ho
Zichen Zhao

Zichen Zhao

2021-2023
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Stefan Nagel, Scott Nelson and Anthony Lee Zhang
Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nankai University
Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Economics from the University of Chicago
PhD in Finance at USC Marshall

Zichen Zhao
Yingxuan Yang

Yingxuan Yang

2021-2023
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Zhiguo He, Yueran Ma and Ralph Koijen
BA in Economics from Nankai University
MSc in Finance and Economics from LSE
PhD in Finance at Yale School of Management

Yingxuan Yang
Laurenz De Rosa

Laurenz De Rosa

2020-2022
Assisted: Elisabeth Kempf, Ralph Koijen and Amir Sufi
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics from the University of Mannheim
PhD in the joint program in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Laurenz De Rosa
Michael Yip

Cheuk Hei (Micheal) Yip

2020-2022
Assisted: George Constantinides, Stefan Nagel, Scott Nelson, Anthony Zhang and Eric Zwick
BA in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong
MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD in Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Cheuk Hei (Micheal) Yip
Yan Decressin

Yann Decressin

2019-2022
Assisted: Jessica Jeffers, Steve Kaplan, Michael Weber and Eric Zwick
BA in Economics (with honors) and Statistics from UC Berkeley
PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago

Yann Decressin
Daniel Huang

Daniel (Zongsheng) Huang

2020-2022
Assisted: Wenxin Du, Zhiguo He, Elisabeth Kempf, Yueran Ma and Eric Zwick
BA in Economics, a BEng in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University
MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago
PhD in Finance at Yale School of Management

Daniel (Zongsheng) Huang
Pranav Garg

Pranav Garg

2019-2021
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Scott Nelson, Amir Sufi, Anthony Lee Zhang and Eric Zwick
BA in Economics with honors from the University of Delhi
Master’s degree in Economics from the Paris School of Economics
PhD in Finance at Yale School of Management

Pranav Garg
Sanhitha Jugulum

Sanhitha Jugulum

2019-2021
Assisted: Elisabeth Kempf, Raghuram Rajan, Emanuele Colonnelli, Pascal Noel and Erick Zwick
BA in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy
PhD in Economics at Columbia University

Sanhitha Jugulum
Julien Weber

Julien Weber

2019-2021
Assisted: Lars Hansen, Anil Kashyap, Yueran Ma, Michael Weber and Anthony Lee Zhang
BA in Economics from the University of St.Gallen
MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics
PhD in Economics at New York University

Julien Weber
Bianca He

Bianca He

2018-2020
Assisted: Elisabeth Kempf, Yueran Ma, Lubos Pastor, Scott Nelson, Amir Sufi, Michael Weber and Eric Zwick
BA in economics and a BA in statistical sciences with honor from Cornell University
PhD in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Bianca He
Dong Ryeol Lee

Dong Ryeol Lee

2018-2020
Assisted: Lars Hansen, Ralph Koijen, Elisabeth Kempf and Pietro Veronesi
B.B.A. Business Administration and Financial Economics from Seoul National University
PhD in Finance at UCLA Anderson School of Management

Dong Ryeol Lee
Tianshu Lyu

Tianshu Lyu

2018-2020
Assisted: George Constantinides, Zhiguo He, Jessica Jeffers, Elisabeth Kempf and Stefan Nagel
BS in Computer Science and Finance with honor from New York University Shanghai
Master of Finance from MIT
PhD in Finance at Yale School of Management

Tianshu Lyu
Jun Xu

Jun Xu

2018-2020
Assisted: Jessica Jeffers, Anil Kashyap, Constantine Yannelis and Eric Zwick
BSc in Economics and Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
MA in Economics from Duke University
PhD in Finance at the University of Washington Foster School of Business

Jun Xu
Ammon Lam

Ammon Lam

2017-2019
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Will Cong, George Constantinides, Sam Hartzmark, and Yueran Ma
BS in Mathematics with honors and a MS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University
PhD in Finance at NYU Stern School of Business

Ammon Lam
Dongchen Zou

Dongchen Zou

2017-2019
Assisted: Wenxin Du, Lars Hansen, Anil Kashyap, Elisabeth Kempf, Pascal Noel and Eric Zwick
BS in Finance and Statistics from New York University Stern School of Business
PhD in Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dongchen Zou
Sai Krishna Kamepalli

Sai Krishna Kamepalli

2017-2019
Assisted: Emanuele Colonnelli, Jessica Jeffers, Raghuram Rajan, and Michael Weber
Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering – IIT Bombay
MA, Economics – The University of Texas at Austin
PhD in Economics at Columbia University

Sai Krishna Kamepalli
Willam Cassidy

William Cassidy

2016-2018
Assisted: Lubos Pastor, Pietro Veronesi, George Constantinides, Michael Weber, Eric Zwick and Jessica Jeffers
BA in Mathematical Economics from University of Pennsylvania
PhD in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Assistant Professor of Finance at Washington University in St. Louis

William Cassidy
Xiao Yin

Xiao Yin

2016-2018
Assisted: Zhiguo He, Lars Hansen, Michael Weber, Bryan Kelly and Eric Zwick
BSc in Economics with honor, a BSc in Statistics, and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Washington
PhD in Finance at the University of California Berkeley.
Assistant Professor in Economics and Finance at University of College London, Department of Economics and School of Management

 
Xiao Yin
Phil Trammell

Phillip Trammell

2017-2018
Assisted: Anil Kashyap, Elisabeth Kempf, Jessica Jeffers and Eric Zwick
BA in economics and mathematics from Brown University
PhD in Economics at the University of Oxford

Phillip Trammell
Yiran Fan

Yiran Fan

2015-2017
Assisted: George Constantinides, Will Cong, Zhiguo He, Kelly Shue and Eric Zwick
Bachelor of Economics in Finance from Peking University
MPhil in Finance from Cambridge
MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
PhD in the joint program in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
View Yiran's memorial page

 
Yiran Fan
Pierre Jaffard

Pierre Jaffard

2015-2017
Assisted: Will Cong, Elisabeth Kempf, Lubos Pastor and Jacopo Ponticelli
Engineering Degree from Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Marne-la-Vallee, France
Master’s degree in Economics from Paris School of Economics, Paris.
PhD in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 
Pierre Jaffard
Markus Schwedeler

Markus Schwedeler

2016-2107
Assisted Tarek Hassan
BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Maastricht and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
PhD in Economics at Boston University

Markus Schwedeler
Jinpu Yang

Jinpu Yang

2015-2017
Assisted: Brian Kelly and Amit Seru
AB in Mechanical Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University
MSME in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Computer Science from University of Chicago.
PhD in Finance program at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Jinpu Yang
Gerardo Manzo

Gerardo Manzo

2014-2016
Assisted: Brian Kelly and Pietro Veronesi
BSc in economics and finance from University of Salerno
MSc in economics and finance from University of Rome,
PhD in money and finance from University of Rome “Tor Vergata," Rome.
BlackRock in the Financial Modelling Group (FMG).

 
Gerardo Manzo
Menaka Hampole

Menaka Hampole

2014-2016
Assisted: Lubos Pastor, Amit Seru, Michael Weber and Eric Zwick
AB in economics and a minor in Music from the University of Chicago and an MSc in economics from University College London.
PhD in finance at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.
Assistant Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management

Menaka Hampole
Philip Xu

Philip Xu

2014-2016
Assisted: Tarek Hassan
BSc in mathematics from Fudan University
MSc in statistics from the University of Chicago.
PhD in the joint program in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 
Philip Xu
Leland Bybee

Leland Bybee

2014-2015
Assisted: Bryan Kelly, Kelly Shue and Eric Zwick
BA in economics from the University of Chicago
MS in Statistics from the University of Michigan
PhD in Financial Economics at Yale School of Management.

 
Leland Bybee
Hongcen Wei

Hongcen Wei

2013-2014
Assisted: Tarek Hassan
Bachelor of Economics in Financial Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Applied Mathesmatics
MS in Financial Mathematics at University of Chicago
PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago

 
Hongcen Wei
Minsoo Kim

Minsoo Kim

2012-2013
BBA in business administration (minor in statistics)
BA in education at Korea University
MS in statistics at University of Chicago (2012)
Assisted: Amit Seru, Ralph Koijen and Margarita Tsoutsoura
PhD in Finance from London Business School.
Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Melbourne.

Minsoo Kim