Zhiguo He

Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business at University of Chicago

Zhiguo He is the Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. Professor Zhiguo He is also a Research Associate at NBER. He received a BA and MA from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University before receiving his PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008. He has been named a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and has won numerous awards for his outstanding scholastic record, including the Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance in 2007, the Swiss Finance Institute Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, the Smith-Breeden First Prize in 2012, and the Brattle Group First Prize in 2014 and 2021. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008, he worked as a stock analyst at the China International Capital Corporation in Beijing in 2001 and he visited the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In Autumn 2015 Professor He was the Dean’s distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, and in winter 2020 he is a visiting professor of finance at Yale University, School of Management. In January 2020, he testified at U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) Hearing on “China’s Quest for Capital: Motivations, Methods, and Implications.” His research interests lie primarily in financial institutions, macroeconomics, and the financial market. He teaches an elective MBA course, “Chinese Economy and Financial Markets,” and is conducting academic research on Chinese financial markets. Professor He has also been writing academic articles on new progress in the area of cryptocurrency and blockchains. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. He has been an associate editor for the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance, and is serving the executive editor for the Review of Financial Studies. During 2020-2021, he also served as the guest editor of the Review of Finance for the “Special Issue on China.”