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Jun Liu

Foster Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, Professor of Finance

Liu's research focuses on theoretical and empirical asset pricing, and the development and use of econometric methods.

Liu received his Ph.D. in finance from Stanford University. Prior to coming to Rady School, he served as an assistant professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management from 1999 to 2005.

Articles Published or Accepted

“Floating-Fixed Spreads” (with Darrell Duffie), Financial Analyst Journal, May/June, 2001.

A Generalized Earning Model of Stock Valuation” (with Andrew Ang), Review of Accounting Studies, V6, n4, December, 2001.

Dynamic Asset Allocation with Event Risk” (with Francis Longstaff and Jun Pan), Journal of Finance, v58, n1, 231-259, February, 2003.

Paper Millionaires: How Valuable is Stock to a Stockholder Who is Restricted from Selling it?” (with Matthias Kahl and Francis Longstaff), Journal of Financial Economics, v67, n3, 385-410, March 2003.

Dynamic Derivative Strategies” (with Jun Pan), Journal of Financial Economics, v69, n3, 401-430, September, 2003.

Conditional Information and Variance Bounds on Pricing Kernels” (with Geert Bekaert), Review of Financial Studies, v17, n2, 339-378, Summer, 2004.

Losing Money on Arbitrages: Optimal Dynamic Portfolio Choice in Markets with Arbitrage Opportunities” (with Francis Longstaff), Review of Financial Studies, v17, n3, 611-641, Fall, 2004.

How to Discount Cashflows with Time-Varying Expected Returns” (with Andrew Ang), Journal of Finance, v59, n6, 2745-2783, December, 2004.

An Equilibrium Model of Rare Event Premia” (with Jun Pan and TanWang), Review of Financial Studies, v18, n1, 131-164, Spring, 2005.

Why Stocks May Disappoint”(with Andrew Ang and Geert Bekaert), Journal of Financial Economics, v76, n3, 471-508, June, 2005.

The Market Price of Credit Risk: An Empirical Analysis of Interest Rate Swap Spreads” (with Francis Longstaff and Ravit E. Mandell), Journal of Business, v79, n5, 2337-2359, September, 2006.

Portfolio Selection in Stochastic Environments”, Review of Financial Studies, v20, n1, 1-39, January, 2007.

Risk, Return and Dividends” (with Andrew Ang), Journal of Financial Economics, v85, n1, 1-38, 2007.

Information, Diversification, and Asset Pricing” (with Jing Liu and Jack Hughes), Accounting Review, v82, n3, 705-730, May, 2007.

Debt Policy, Corporate Taxes, and Discount Rates” (with Mark Grinblatt), Journal of Economic Theory, v141, n1, 225-254, July 2008.

“On the Relation between Expected Returns and Implied Cost of Capital” (with John Huhges and Jing Liu), Review of Accounting Studies, v14, n2-3, 246-259, June/September, 2009.

“Information, Expected Utility, and Portfolio Choice” (with Ehud Peleg and Avanidhar Sub- rahmanyam), forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, v45, n 05, 1221- 1251, October 2010.

“Strategic Informed Trades, Diversification, and Expected Returns,” (with Judson Caskey and John S. Hughes), The Accounting Review, v90, n5, 1811-1837, September 2015.

“Optimal Trading Arbitrage Strategies,” (with Allan Timmermann), Review of Financial Studies, v 26, n4, 1048-1086, 2013.

“Can Noise Create Size and Value Effects?” (with Robert Arnott, Jason Hsu, and Harry Markowitz), Management Science, v61, n11, 2569-2579, October 2015.

“Using Stocks or Portfolios in Tests of Factor Models,” joint with Andrew Ang and Krista Schwartz, Journal of Financial l and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 709–750, May 2020.

Working Papers

“Portfolio Concentration, Portfolio Inertia, and Ambiguous Correlation,” with Julia Jiang, Weidong Tian, and Xudong Zeng, forthcoming, Journal of Economic Theory.

“Optimal Momentum Trading Strategies,” with Kai Li, forthcoming, Operations Research.

“Extrapolative Pricing,” with Kai Li, revise and resubmit, Journal of Economic Theory.

“Disclosure and Cost of Equity Capital Revisited,” with Jun Chen, John Hughes, and Dan Yang, revise and submit, Accounting Review.

“Suboptimal Choice and Asset Pricing, ” presented at 2018 Shanghai Macroeconomic Con- ference.

“Lucas Forest,” working paper.

“Intertemporal Substitution, Precautionary Saving, and Currency Premium,” with Rui Chen and Ke Du, presented at 2018 AEA and 2017 CICF.

“Are Low Natural Interest Rates the New Normal,” with Zheng Liu and Jingyi Zhang.

Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing