Department of Economics and Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Yunzhi Hu received his PhD in financial economics from the University of Chicago Department of Economics and Booth School of Business. His research focuses on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and macro finance. His current project explains various economic recoveries patterns from the perspective of bank lending standards and entrepreneur entry. His other paper, together with Douglas Diamond and Raghuram Rajan, exploits managers’ incentives in choosing asset pledgeability and the implications on financing cycles. At Chicago, he has been awarded the Macro Financial Modeling Dissertation Fellowship, the Lee Prize for best performance in Macro Specialized Field, and also a Predoctoral Fellowships by the Paulson Institute. Prior to his doctoral studies, Yunzhi completed his bachelor and masters studies at Peking University in China.
Yunzhi Hu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School since July 2017.