Xiaoya (Sara) Ding

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4558 Malloy Hall, Room 325

Biography

Xiaoya (Sara) Ding, PhD, CFA, teaches Principles of Finance and International Financial Management at USF. Ding’s research spans international finance, corporate finance, and asset pricing. Her work has been published in numerous highly respected academic journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Empirical Finance, etc. Ding is a recipient of best-paper awards at the Asian Finance Association Conference and China Goes Global Conference and the Outstanding Research Award from the USF School of Management.

Education
PhD, Finance, School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada
MA, Economics, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
MA, Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China
BA, Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China
Research
International finance
Corporate finance
Empirical asset pricing
Selected Publications

Rjiba, H., Saadi, S., Boubaker, S. and Ding, X., 2021. Annual report readability and the cost of equity capital. Journal of Corporate Finance, 67, p.101902.

Ding, X., Guo, M. and Yang, T., 2021. Air pollution, local bias, and stock returns. Finance Research Letters, 39, p.101576.

Ding, X., Guedhami, O., Ni, Y., and Pittman, J.A., 2020. Local and foreign institutional investors, information asymmetries, and state ownership. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 63, p.101405.

Ding, X., Ni, Y. and Zhong, L., 2016. Free float and market liquidity around the world, Journal of Empirical Finance, 38(A), pp.236-257.

Ding, X., Ni, Y., Rahman, A. and Saadi, S., 2015. Housing price growth and the cost of equity capital. Journal of Banking & Finance, 61, pp.283-300.

Awards & Distinctions

Special Issue Guest Editor, Chinese Economy, 2019-2020

Outstanding Research Award, University of San Francisco  School of Management, 2017

Special Issue Guest Editor, Chinese Economy, 2014-2015

Best Paper Award at the China Goes Global Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, 2011

Best Paper Award at the Asian Finance Association International Conference, Hong Kong, 2010