Dr. Xu teaches Principles of Finance and Investments at both undergraduate and MBA levels. In the summer, she offers courses in International Finance and Real Estate Investments, as well as Study Abroad program in China. Her research interests include empirical asset pricing, mutual fund and hedge fund performance, executive compensation, and corporate practices that influence the behavior of financial analysts and investors. Her publications appear on Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, among others. In addition, she serves on the board of Spokane Sister City Association and as president of Jilin Society.
Corporate Disclosure, Analyst Forecast Dispersion, and Stock Returns (Formerly under the title of Why Does Analysts’ Forecast Dispersion Predict Stock Returns? A Corporate Guidance Perspective), with Ashiq Ali, Mark Liu and Tong Yao, 2016, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Nov-2, 2016.
The Accounting Treatment of Goodwill, Idiosyncratic Risk and Market Pricing, With Marinilka B. Kimbro, 2016, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Vol 31, Issue 3, 2016.
Creating a High Dividend Stock Strategy While Exploiting the Low Beta Anomaly, with Richard Cloutier, 2016, International Journal of Revenue Management, Vol. 8, Nos. 3/4, 2015, 324-342.
Shareholders Have a Say on Executive Compensation: Evidence from Say-On-Pay in the United States, With Marinilka B. Kimbro, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 35, 2016, pp. 19-42
Institutional Investors and Foreign Exchange Risk, with Timo Korkeamaki, 2015, Quarterly Journal of Finance, Vol.5, Issue No. 3.
The Forbes 400 and the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge , with Kent Hickman, Mark Shrader and Daniel Lawson, ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives (ISSN: 2305-7394), the Special Issue: Entrepreneurship Perspectives 4-1, 2015, 82-101
What drives the stock market growth? A case of an emerging economy, with Syed Mujahid Hussain, Timo Korkeamäki, and Ashfaque Hasan Khan, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 51-1, 2014, 209-223.
Flow Sensitivities under Different Market Conditions: Evidence from Hedge Funds, with Julia Chou and Dongmin Ke , International Journal of Banking and Finance 10-1, 2013, 1-32 (Leading Article)
Sell-side analysts and gender: A comparison of performance, behavior, and career outcomes, with Xi Li, Rodney Sullivan, and Guodong Gao, Financial Analysts Journal 69, March/April 2013.
Measuring Abnormal Bond Performance, with Hendrik Bessembinder, Kathy Kahle and William F. Maxwell, Review of Financial Studies 22, 2009, 4219-4258
The Information Content of Idiosyncratic Volatilities, with George Jiang and Tong Yao, Journal of Financial Quantitative Analysis 44, 2009, 1–28 (Leading Article)
Investor and Management Behavior of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, with Kent Hickman and Mark Shrader, Journal of the Academy of Finance, 2009
A book chapter of IPO/SEO in Chinese, with Xiaoyun Yu, Series on the Frontiers of Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the book Volume of Finance, published by China Renmin University Press, Beijing, China, 2010.
Goodwill Hunting: Accounting Information, Analysts’ Forecasts & Risk, with Marinilka B. Kimbro, 2017
Dissecting the Idiosyncratic Volatility Anomaly, with Linda H. Chen, George J. Jiang and Tong Yao, 2017
Cashflow or Return Predictability at Long Horizons? The Case of Earnings Yield, with Paulo Maio, 2016 (Under Review)
The Consensus-Beating Game, with Mark Liu and Tong Yao, 2010
On Economies of Scale and Persistent Performance in Corporate-Bond Mutual Funds, with Roberto C. Gutierrez, William F. Maxwell, 2010