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Ting Xu

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Ting Xu

Assistant Professor of Finance


He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of British Columbia, a MSc in Economics from HKUST, and a BA in Finance from the Renmin University of China.


Ting Xu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, innovation, labor and productivity. His work has explored angel financing, crowdfunding, innovation diffusion, startup labor market, and the boundary of public and private firms. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research has been covered in news outlets such as Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, Slate, and Politico, and has been presented to regulators such as the SEC and the US HHS. His research has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation, and the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research.

He has taught Fintech and Financial Management & Policies to MBA and EMBA students.

Selected Publications - Papers

Selected Publications - Forthcoming

Research and Teaching Interests

Research interests: Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation, Labor and Productivity, Corporate Finance