Xiaohui Gao Bakshi holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Fudan University, M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Florida, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida (granted in 2008).
Professor Gao Bakshi is interested in conducting research in empirical corporate finance and empirical asset pricing. One of her current work features explanations for the recent drought in Initial Public Offerings in the US, in particular, where the paucity of new issues could be traced to economies of scope and regulatory overreach (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley). She has written on the link between individual investor trading behavior and gambling tendencies of investors in a natural experiment setting. She has published in Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Professor Gao Bakshi is also engaged in studying carry trades, expected Treasury bond returns, safe assets, options on Treasury bond futures, corporate bond issuance, and Federal Reserve policy impacts on the macro economy, particularly, the corporate sector.
Professor Gao Bakshi won the 2013 JFQA William F. Sharpe award, and was also awarded the first prize of the 2010 JFE Jensen Prizes for Corporate Finance and Organizations.