Xiaohui Gao 

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone: (852) 2859-1031
1114 K.K.Leung Building
School of Economics and Finance
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
E-Mail: xiaohui@hku.hk


Xiaohui Gao is an assistant professor of Finance at School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong. Xiaohui's research interests include empirical corporate finance, empirical asset pricing, and behavioral finance. Her CV can be found here. The link to her papers at SSRN is SSRN Author Page for Xiaohui Gao.


Ph.D. (Finance), University of Florida, 2008

M.S. (Mathematics), University of Florida, 2003

B.S. (Mathematics), Fudan University (Shanghai, China), 2001


The Marketing of Seasoned Equity Offerings, (with Jay R. Ritter), Journal of Financial Economics 97 (2010), 33 C 52. (Awarded the first prize of the JFE 2010 Jensen Prizes for Corporate Finance and Organizations)

Working Papers

Do Gambling Needs Influence the Trading Activity of Individual Investors? Evidence from Repeated Natural Experiments, revise and resubmit with the Review of Financial Studies, (with Tse-Chun Lin), 2012.

Where Have All the IPOs Gone? (with Jay R. Ritter and Zhongyan Zhu), 2012

[This paper is the basis of the Testimony of Jay R. Ritter before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, March 6th 2012]

Brokerage Commissions: the Hidden Costs of Owning Mutual Funds, (with Miles Livingston), 2011

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance; Empirical Asset Pricing; Behavioral Finance

Courses Taught

Ph.D. Seminar in Empirical Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing; Fixed Income Securities (Master and Undergraduate); Corporate Finance (Undergraduate)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Last Updated:  June, 2012