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Lu Zhang

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Lu Zhang, professor and Dean’s Distinguished Chair in Finance, is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Asset Pricing Program) and associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He previously taught at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Rochester.

Zhang has published widely in leading academic journals including Journal of Accounting ResearchJournal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Political Economy and Review of Financial Studies.

Area of Expertise

  • Asset Pricing


  • PhD and MA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in Economics from Washington University (St. Louis)
  • BA in Economics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
Finance 7220 - Investment Management I

This course examines the theory, evidence, and practice relevant to equity investment management.

Finance 8210 - Asset Pricing Theory

This course aims to build a solid theoretical foundation in Asset Pricing for doctoral students in finance.

Finance 8250 - Advanced Asset Pricing

This course aims to provide a broad introduction to contemporary asset pricing research.


Publications in Refereed Journals

View Professor Zhang's SSRN profile