Faculty Profiles

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 renowned faculty.

Besides being a group of active researchers, many of them are well known leaders in their specific academic fields. The MFin 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 MFin program:

1
PROF. CHU ZHANG Head/Professor
(PhD, University of Chicago)

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

2
PROF. UTPAL BHATTACHARYA Professor
(PhD, Columbia University)

Research interests: The dark side of financial markets

3
PROF. YINGYING LI Professor
(PhD, The University of Chicago)

Research interests: Asymptotic statistics; Financial econometrics; Financial risk management; High-frequency data; Volatility estimation and market microstructure; Statistical inference for stochastic processes

4
PROF. PETER MACKAY Associate Professor/ Academic Director of MFin Program
(PhD, Purdue University)

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

5
PROF. ABHIROOP MUKHERJEE Associate Professor/ Associate Director, Center for Asian Financial Markets
(PhD, Yale University)

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

6
PROF. JIALIN YU Associate Professor/ Academic Director of HKUST-NYU Stern MSGF Program
(PhD, Princeton University)

Research interests: Investments; Behavioral finance; Chinese financial markets

7
Prof. GEORGE PANAYOTOV Assistant Professor
(PhD, University of Maryland)

Research interests: Investment; Risk management; Asset pricing; Derivatives; Hedge funds

8
Prof. ENTELA BENZ-SALIASI Adjunct Associate Professor
(PhD, University of Lausanne)

Research interests: Pricing venture capitalist contract; Asset allocation; Credit risk pricing