PhD | Leifu Zhang | WashU Olin Business School

Leifu Zhang

Finance PhD Student


MPhil - Economics (Ranked 1st) 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA - International Political Economy 2012, Peking University
BS - Statistics 2012, Peking University

Research Interests:

Fintech, Machine Learning, Information Economics, Psychology and Bounded Rationality


  • Doctoral Student Travel Grant, American Finance Association, 2018
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016
  • Postgraduate Studentship (Full Scholarship, 2012-2014), Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014
  • Highest GPA Award, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013
  • Guanghua Scholarship, Peking University, 2009

Personal Interests:

Reading, traveling and dead lifting
Leifu  Zhang

Leifu Zhang was born in Hunan, China. He does both applied theory and empirical work. His current research focuses on fintech, machine learning, information economics, psychology and bounded rationality.

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