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Ning Zhang

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ning Zhang joined IBSS at XJTLU in 2023. Previously she taught at the Shanghai University since 2020. Her teaching has covered a variety of courses such as derivatives modeling, financial risk management, corporate finance and international finance.Her main research areas span financial econometrics, empirical asset pricing, as well as machine learning and applications in Finance, with particular interests in risk measurement and management, return predictability, ESG investing, and information contents extracted from derivatives. She has published in finance and econometrics outlets such as the Journal of Banking Finance, the International Review of Financial Analysis and the Journal of Futures Markets. Ning holds a BA in Finance from the Sichuan University (year 2015), a MSc with Distinction in Financial Engineering (year 2016) and a Ph.D. in Finance from the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading (year 2020).Orcid ID: 0000-0002-1896-6888

Research interests

climate risk

tail risk and volatility forecasting

model risk


Assistant Professor, Shanghai University 2020-2023


Risk Management and Derivatives, undergraduates, Fall 2022

Corporate Finance, postgraduates, Fall 2020 - 2022

Python Programming, undergraduates, Winter 2021

Introductory Economics, undergraduates, Summer 2021

International Finance, undergraduates, Winter 2021

Financial Institutions and Markets, undergraduates, Winter 2020

FIN102, Foundations of Finance

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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Education/Academic qualification

BA, Sichuan University - 2015

MSc, University of Reading - 2016

PhD, University of Reading - 2020

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