Jessie Wang

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Biography

Jiaxu (Jessie) Wang recently completed her doctorate degree at Carnegie Mellon University. A Chinese national, she completed her BS in economics from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her research focuses on how frictions suchs as network externalities, contracting, and labor search affects systematic risk and asset prices. In 2015 she received the Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory. Her research won the Midwest Finance Association Wharton-WRDS Award for Best Paper in asset pricing research, and the Jacob Gold & Associates Best Paper Pize at the ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference in 2013. 

Wang was a dissertation intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Before coming to the U.S., she also interned at the investment banking division of China Merchants Securities Co. Ltd. and HSBC in Beijing. 

 

 

 

Education

  • PhD  Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
  • BS  Tsinghua University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Asset Pricing
  • Networks
  • Macro Finance

Research Activity

  • “Distress Dispersion and Systemic Risk in Networks"
  • “A Labor Capital Asset Pricing Model,” with Lars-Alexander Kuehn and Mikhail Simutin
  • "Bank Networks and Systemic Risk: Micro-evidence before and after the National Banking Acts of 1863-1864," with Mark Paddrik and Haelim Park
  • “Taxing Atlas: Using Firm Data to Derive Optimal Income Tax Rates,” with Laurence Ales and A. Andrés Bellofatto
  • “Asset Pricing and Dynamic Labor Contracts”

Courses

Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance

Honors/Awards

  • Alexander Henderson Award for Excellence in Economic Theory, 2015
  • American Economic Association CSWEP Summer Fellow, 2013
  • Best Paper Award at the ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference, 2013
  • WRDS Award for an Outstanding Paper in Asset Pricing Research, 2013
  • William L. Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009-2012

Work History

Arizona State University, 2015-present.