Wenxin Du is a Professor of Finance and the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia Business School. She studies global currency and fixed income markets, central banking, financial regulations, and emerging market finance. She was the recipient of 2022 Award for Economics in Central Banking, and 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.
She also serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-leads the initiative on Market Frictions and Financial Risks.
Prior to joining Columbia, Du was a professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also had extensive work experience with the Federal Reserve System, held full-time positions as Financial Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Principal Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She was also a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland.
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.