Jenny Gu, Ph.D.

Dr. Jenny Gu, Associate Professor of Finance, joined the University of Dallas in Fall of 2011. She received her doctorate in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2011. 

Dr. Gu has been teaching various finance courses such as Managerial Finance, Investments, Corporate Treasury Management, Intermediate Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, and Portfolio Management. 

She is the faculty advisor of University of Dallas Student Investment Fund since the inception of the Fund in September 2013. She is the responsible faculty for CFA University Recognition Program at the University and sponsors students for their CFA program scholarship.

Recent Courses

FINA 6305 Managerial Finance
FINA 7322 Investments
FINA 8395 Portfolio Management

Research Interests

Dr. Gu’s current research focuses on bond credit ratings and opacity of the financial institutions. Most of her research projects are inspired by the recent financial crisis, focusing primarily on risk. She has published in the Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Banking and Finance Review, American Journal of Business Research, and so on. Her fields of specialization include investments, credit ratings, banking, corporate finance, and financial innovations.

Selected Publications

Shao, Y., Gu, J., & Liu, P. (2016). Bank Structure and Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from Emerging Markets during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies.

Gu, J., Hernandez, R., Liu, P., & Shao, Y. (2015). Mortgage Loan Securitization and Personal Consumption Smoothening. Journal of Economics and Finance. “lead article” in issue.

Jones, J., Gu, J. & Liu, P. (2012). Do Dividend Initiations Signal a Reduction in Risk? Evidence from the Option Market. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2014, 42, 143-158.