Assistant Professor, School of Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics
CUHK-Princeton Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2018-21

Huancheng Du was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University, as part of the CUHK, Shenzhen-Princeton Postdoctoral Program, from 2018 to 2021.

He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Financial Economics from American University. His research interests include international finance, behavioral finance, asset pricing, international trade, wage inequality and applied econometrics. Huancheng’s recent work explores how country specific shocks propagate through the international trade network in the global economy. He studies monthly sovereign CDS data and bilateral trade data to propose a trading strategy that generates robust and economically significant abnormal returns. He also provides evidence to show how country level shocks propagate through trade networks. Additionally, Huancheng studies how capital market imperfection and trade liberalization jointly shape wage inequality in an environment where individuals are heterogeneous instead of representative.