Faculty Profiles

Being recognized as one of the few institutions in the Asia Pacific Region that is known internationally for its high standing in the world of research, the HKUST Business School is blessed with a strong and internationally prominent faculty.

Besides being a group of active researchers, many of them are well known leaders in their specific academic fields. The MSc program has also recruited a number of industry practitioners to teach electives in their areas of expertise. Students are therefore assured that they can learn both state-of-the art academic theories as well as the most current market practices from our program. Below is a partial list of teaching faculty for the program:

Prof. Chu ZHANG Acting Head/Professor (PhD, University of Chicago)
Research interests: Asset pricing theories and empirical studies; Financial markets and institutions in China and Japan
Prof. Vidhan K GOYAL Chair Professor (PhD, University of Pittsburgh)
Research Interests: Capital structure; Debt contracts corporate governance; Mergers and acquisitions; Corporate restructuring
Prof. Utpal BHATTACHARYA Professor (PhD, Columbia University)
Research interests: The dark side of financial markets
Prof. Yingying LI Associate Professor (PhD, The University of Chicago)
Research interests: Asymptotic statistics; Financial econometrics; Financial risk management; High-frequency data; Volatility estimation and market microstructure; Statistical inference for stochastic processes)
Prof. Peter MACKAY Associate Professor (PhD, Purdue University)
Research Interests: Corporate finance; Financial institutions and management; International finance; Real options; Risk management
Prof. Abhiroop MUKHERJEE Associate Professor/ Associate Director, Center for Asian Financial Markets (PhD, Yale University)
Research interests: Frictions in financial markets - institutional, informational or behavioral
Prof. Kasper Meisner NIELSEN Associate Professor (PhD, University of Copenhagen)
Research interests: Applied microeconometrics; Corporate governance; Entrepreneurial finance; Family & privately held firms; Household finance
Prof. Jialin YU Associate Professor/ Academic Director of MScIM(Full-time) and MScIM/FA Programs (PhD, Princeton University)
Research interests: Investments; Behavioral finance; Chinese financial markets