New Faculty 2020


Wenxin Du

Assistant Professor
Chicago Booth

Wenxin Du studies global currency and fixed income markets, financial regulations, and emerging market finance. She has won several academic research awards, including the Amundi Pioneer Prize and AQR Insight Award for her work on deviations from covered interest rate parity.

Her research has been featured in Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. She has published articles in such leading academic journals as the American Economic Review: Insights, Journal of Finance, and Journal of International Economics.

Du is a Biehler Junior Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. She earned PhD and MA degrees in economics from Harvard University and a BA in economics and mathematics from Swarthmore College. She previously held the position of principal economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she was responsible for monitoring and analyzing developments in international financial markets for the Federal Open Market Committee. She was also a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. During her doctoral studies, she interned at the International Monetary Fund.

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