Chenzi Xu

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Research Statement

Chenzi Xu’s research is on the intersection of finance, international trade, and economic history.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, Harvard University, 2019
  • MPhil in Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge, 2013
  • AB in Economics, Harvard University, 2012

Academic Appointments

  • International Economics Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College, 2019–2020

Awards and Honors

  • AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, 2019
  • WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, 2019
  • BlackRock Applied Research Award Finalist, 2018
  • Economic History Society New Researcher Prize, 2018
  • British Academy Leverhulme Grant (joint with Wilfried Kisling & Chris Meissner), 2018
  • Economic History Association Sokoloff Dissertation Fellowship, 2017
  • International Econometric Game Champion, 2017
  • Thomas Cochran Fellowship in Economic & Business History, 2016
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Kuznets Research Fund, 2015
  • Hirtle Callaghan Prize, 2014
  • Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors, Harvard University, 2012
  • Center for History and Economics Prize Research Student, University of Cambridge, 2012
  • Pembroke College William Shirley Scholar (Harvard-Cambridge Scholarship), Harvard University, 2012