CUHK-Princeton Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018-21
357 Wallace Hall

Huancheng Du is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University, as part of the CUHK, Shenzhen-Princeton Postdoctoral Program.

He earned his PhD and MS 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. In addition, Huancheng also studies how capital market imperfection and trade liberalization jointly shape up wage inequality in an environment where individuals are heterogeneous instead of representative.