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Xinyu Hou is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF).

She completed her BA at Wuhan University, and PhD at Washington University in St Louis, where her PhD supervisor was Nobel Prize laureate Philip H Dybvig. She is currently working on a paper with Prof Dybvig which analyzes the incentives of a distressed firm to gamble for redemption or ripoff under the impact of bankruptcy safe harbor protections for financial derivatives. The working paper can be found here.

Xinyu's research interests include Law and economics (corporate law, bankruptcy law), corporate finance theory, and economic theory.

Xinyu is also a Research Associate at Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin) and affiliated with the  Finance subject group at CJBS. 

More information about Xinyu and her current research can be found on her website.

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PhD advisor and co-author of CERF post-doc Xinyu Hou wins Nobel Prize in Economics

11 October 2022

Philip H Dybvig from Washington University is (joint with Bernanke and Diamond) a recipient of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on banks and financial crises. Prof. Dybvig is the former PhD advisor of Dr Xinyu Hou who is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Endowment...