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Finance, Economics & Decision Science

Xiaowei Liu

Associate Professor

Finance and Economics

Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 309
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Teaches undergraduate and MBA finance courses. Areas of professional interest include Teaching: Corporate Finance, Investments, International Finance; Research: Empirical Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, International Finance.

He is a CFA and FRM charterholder.


Education and Training

PhD, Rutgers University

MA, Beijing University

BS, ibid
Mechanical Engineering

Professional Designations: CFA, FRM


Courses Taught

MBA courses:
MBA675 Financial Management
MBA752 Investments: Security Analysis
Undergraduate courses:
FNCE301 Financial Valuation in the Corporation
FNCE401 Financial Planning and Decision Making
FNCE491 Topics in Corporate Finance


Recent Publications

"Analysis of the Wealth Effect of New Product Introductions with Conditional Event Study Method" with Chengru Hu, Journal of International Business and Economics 11, 2011

"Market Opening: an Empirical Example" with Biqing Huang & Chengru Hu, Journal of International Finance and Economics 11, 2011

"Inflation Expectations, Realized Inflation, and Effectiveness of Monetary Policy: a China Perspective" with Fangping Peng, Yujun Lian & Maggie Foley, International Research Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 2, Issue 5, 2011

"The Role of R&D in Improving Firm Growth: Evidence from High Tech Companies in China" with Yujun Lian, Maggie Foley & Jingui Lu, International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives 6(1), 2011

"Momentum and Market States: International Evidence" with Chengru Hu, Biqing Huang & Maggie Foley, Journal of International Finance and Economics 10, 2010

"Determinants of Capital Structure in Hong Kong" with Biqing Huang & Chengru Hu, Review of Business Research 10, 2010

"Sources of International Momentum: an Empirical Study" with Chengru Hu, Journal of International Business and Economics 9, 2009

"How to Mitigate Agency Behaviors in the Mutual Fund Industry: a Theoretical Framework" with Yanli Zhang & Ruben Xing, International Journal of Business Strategy 9, 2009


Professional Memberships

CFA institute
Global Association of Risk Professinals
FMA International
Southern Finance Association
Eastern Finance Association


Download Dr. Liu's CV (pdf)