Faculty Profiles

Being recognized as one of the few institutions in the Asia Pacific Region that is known internationally for its high standing in the world of research, the HKUST Business School is blessed with a strong and internationally prominent faculty. Besides being a group of active researchers, many of them are well known leaders in their specific academic fields. The MSc program has also recruited a number of industry practitioners to teach electives in their areas of expertise. Students are therefore assured that they can learn both state-of-the art academic theories as well as the most current market practices from our program. Below is a partial list of teaching faculty for the program:

Prof. Chu ZHANG

Acting Head/Professor
(PhD, University of Chicago)

Research Interest:
Asset pricing theories and empirical studies; Financial markets and institutions in China and Japan

Prof. Sudipto DASGUPTA

Chair Professor (On leave)
(PhD, University of Southern California)

Research Interests:
Corporate finance; Auction theory; Industrial organization; Game theory

Prof. John K.C. WEI

Chair Professor
(PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Research Interest:
Asset pricing; Investment; Behavioral finance; International finance

Prof. Vidhan K GOYAL

Chair Professor
(PhD, University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interest:
Capital structure; Debt contracts corporate governance; Mergers and acquisitions; Corporate restructuring

Prof. Peter MACKAY

Associate Professor
(PhD, Purdue University)

Research Interest:
Corporate finance; Financial institutions and management; International finance; Real options; Risk management

Prof. Kasper Meisner NIELSEN

Associate Professor
(PhD, University of Copenhagen)

Research Interest:
Applied microeconometrics; Corporate governance; Entrepreneurial finance; Family & privately held firms; Household finance

Prof. Jialin YU
Associate Professor/ Academic Director of MScIM(Full-time) and MScIM/FA Program

(PhD, Princeton University)

Research Interest:
Investments; Behavioral finance; Chinese financial markets

Prof. Abhiroop MUKHERJEE

Assistant Professor/ Associate Director, Center for Asian Financial Markets
(PhD, Yale University)

Research Interest:
Frictions in financial markets - institutional, informational or behavioral