Qiping Xu

Qiping Xu

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Educational Background

  • PhD in Finance, MBA, University of Chicago, 2015
  • M.A. in Economics and M.A. in Statistics, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.A. in Finance, Zhejiang University, 2007

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present

Recent Publications

  • Xu, Q., , E., & , . (2018). Kinky Tax and Abnormal Investment Behavior, R&R. Journal of Finance,.
  • Xu, Q. (2017). Kicking Maturity Down the Road: Early Refinancing and Maturity Management in the Corporate Bond Market. Review of Financial Studies, 31 (8), 3061-3097.  link >

Other Publications

Working Paper

  • Xu, Q., Campello, M., & Gao, J. (2019). Local Taxes and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Evidence from Job Postings.
  • Xu, Q., Wang, W., Madsen, J., & Iverson, B. (2019). Learning by Doing: Judge Experience and Bankruptcy Outcomes.
  • Xu, Q., Feng, F., Zhu, H., & , . (2016). Caught in the Cross-fire: Creditor Reaction to the Threat of Hedge Fund Activism.

Honors and Awards

  • Charles River Associates Award for Best Paper on Corporate Finance WFA, 2017-2017
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Colorado Finance Summit, 2016-2016


  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN 321) Theories of firms' investment and financing decisions are covered. Topics include dividend policy, capital budgeting, capital structure, bankruptcy, long- term debt and leasing decisions.