Zhaojin Xu, PhD

Associate Professor

Accounting & Finance

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Charlton College of Business 218

Education

2007Pamplin College of BusinessPhD
2002State University of New YorkMBA
1999Nanjing Normar UniversityBS

Teaching

  • Business finance
  • Financial modeling
  • Finance for decision making

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to the nature of financial management. The course presents the basic tools used in the decision-making process as they pertain to the acquisition, management and financing current and long-term assets. Working capital policies, the time value of money, capital budgeting and debt and equity financing are discussed.

A study is made of the dynamic forces on economic activity. National income accounting and analysis, economic indicators and measures, forecasting for the economy of the firm and problems of stability and growth are considered.

A study is made of the dynamic forces on economic activity. National income accounting and analysis, economic indicators and measures, forecasting for the economy of the firm and problems of stability and growth are considered.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

A study is made of the dynamic forces on economic activity. National income accounting and analysis, economic indicators and measures, forecasting for the economy of the firm and problems of stability and growth are considered.
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An introduction to computation finance and financial econometrics. The emphasis is on making the transition from the theory of financial modeling to the empirical model using real data. These models include asset return calculations, portfolio theory, index models, the capital asset pricing model, option pricing models, bond valuation and investment performance analysis.
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Advanced work in the management of corporate funds. Selected topics from the various fields of financial activity with emphasis on trends, current problems and research are studied. The topics emphasized include: capital expenditure policies, long- term and short-term financing problems, dividend policies, mergers and consolidations, and trends in financial markets.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Institutional investors
  • Mutual funds
  • Market efficiency
  • Corporate finance
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