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Aiwu Zhao

Aiwu Zhao

Contact Information & Background
Director, International Affairs Program
Associate Professor
Department of Management & Business
Phone: 518-580-5105
Office: PMH 212

Curriculum Vitae



Teaching and Research Interests

Aiwu’s primary teaching interests are corporate finance, investments, and global financial institutions. In addition to finance courses, Aiwu teaches first-year-experience seminar on topics related capitalism and globalization. She also works closely with students on various research projects ranging from corporate governance, emerging markets, to capital market efficiency. Besides teaching college students, Aiwu also had experiences in training new hires for top financial firms on Wall Street.  

Aiwu’s research interests concentrate on corporate finance, investments, and international finance. She tackles research topics in corporate finance with a focus on agency cost and real options theories, a challenging field that is related to risk dynamics and strategic decisions, both are underdeveloped territories yet with potential to bring breakthrough to corporate finance studies. She also investigates market efficiency of several capital markets, such as that of U.S., Vietnam, and China.