Xi Liu

Ohio Casualty Professor & Associate Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of South Florida, Finance, 2012
  • M.A. University of South Florida, 2008
  • B.S. Beihang University, 2005

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2017-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Ohio University (2012-2017)

Recent Publications

  • “Are Analyst Trade Ideas Valuable?” with Rene Stulz, Justin Biru and Sinan Gokkaya. The Journal of Finance. Forthcoming.
  • Daniel Bradley, Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu, " Ties that bind: The value of professional connections to sell-side analysts" Management Science, Forthcoming.
  • Daniel Bradley, Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu, "The Boss Knows Best: Directors of Research and Subordinate Analysts," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Forthcoming.
  • Daniel Bradley, Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu, " Does Knowledge Matter? Industry Experience and Analyst Performance," Journal of Finance, 72 (2), 2017, 751-792.
  • Daniel Bradley, Sinan Gokkaya, Xi Liu and Fei Xie, " Are All Analysts Created Equal? Industry Expertise and Monitoring Effectiveness of Financial Analysts," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 63 (2-3), 2017, 179-206.
  • Brandon Cline, Sinan Gokkaya, and Xi Liu, " The Persistence of Opportunistic Insider Trading," Financial Management, 2017, forthcoming
  • Daniel Bradley, Xi Liu, and Christos Pantzalis, " Bucking the Trend: The Informativeness of Analysts’ Contrarian Revisions," Financial Management, 43 (2), 2014, 391-414.

Honors & Awards

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter Holder         
  • Ellsworth Holden Finance Faculty Award, Ohio University, 2016, 2017
  • College of Business Outstanding Scholar Award  , Ohio University, 2015, 2016
  • The Wharton School-WRDS Outstanding Paper in Empirical Research, Eastern Financial Association, 2014
  • Gaiennie Conference Presentation Travel Grants, University of South Florida, 2011-2012
  • University Graduate Fellowship (UGF), University of South Florida, 2008-2009


My practitioner-oriented research focuses on sell-side analysts, asset management and equity investments. My research papers have been published in several distinguished finance, accounting and management journals, including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Management. My research also got presented at numerous research institutions as well as governance agencies including The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (The SEC) and The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) and featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Morningstar, Bloomberg, and CFA Digest.


  • SPRING 2022
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  • FIN 401 F TR 1:15 - 2:35PM, FSB 0027
  • FIN 481 A TR 2:50 - 4:10PM, FSB 1013
Xi Liu

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  • TR 9:30 - 11:00am
  • By appointment


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