Xiao Han Headshot

Research Topic

Primary: Empirical Asset Pricing, Machine Learning; Secondary: Behavioural Finance, Mutual Fund, Textual Analysis

Research Summary

Apply machine learning techniques to understand fundamental questions in finance.


  • Jo Danbolt
  • Jules van Binsbergen (Wharton School)
  • Arman Eshraghi (Cardiff University)
  • Jessica Wachter (Wharton School)

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Research Taxonomy


I am Xiao Han, a fourth-year PhD student in finance from University of Edinburgh Business School. I visited the Wharton School from September 2019 to June 2020. I am a Job market candidate for 2020/2021. I will be available for interviews at the Chinese International Conference in Economics in December and the AFA 2021 Annual Meetings.


  • Nominated for the Best PhD Solo-authored Paper Award, EFMA 2018 Annual Meeting
  • PhD Accounting and Finance Scholarship, University of Edinburgh
  • Grant Thornton Prize, University of Bath
  • Full scholarship to study in Australia, China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Education and Qualifications

Institute Degree/Qualification Dates
University of Edinburgh PhD in Finance September 2017–June 2021 (Expected)
Wharton School Visiting Scholar in Finance September 2019–June 2020
University of Bath MA (with Distinction) October 2016–September 2017
CFA Level 1 December 2016
GRE Verbal 156; Quant 168 September 2018