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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.