Jian Li

PhD student in the Joint Program in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago


Jian Li’s research interests include macroeconomics, corporate finance and market micro-structure. Her current work focuses on the new trends in the massive corporate bond market. She uses both empirical methods and theoretical modelling techniques to study the impact of investor composition shifts on credit spreads, bond offering yields and firms’ maturity choices, emphasizing the differential impacts on different firms. The project also quantitatively evaluates how aggregate dynamics change as investor base shifts.

Before coming to the University of Chicago, Jian graduated from the University of Hong Kong majoring in Economics and Mathematics.