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Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Director of M.B.A. Programs, Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow, Finance Program Coordinator

Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley, Finance Program Coordinator, Director of M.B.A. Programs and Hamilton Family Faculty Fellow in Finance, joined SIU in 2003. She has taught Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions, Portfolio Theory and Management, International Finance, and Financial Management.

Beardsley said she chose to pursue a career in higher education for several reasons: “I love teaching and enjoy doing research in the ever-changing financial markets that are filled with excitement and nerve-wrecking events, yet still guided by fundamental economic theories and common sense, for the most part. I learn a lot from interacting with my students through teaching the classes and doing research. I love to see how research in the financial markets enhances people’s understanding on investment, helps them develop a successful career path and secure personal financial freedom.” She especially enjoys SIU because of the perfect balance between teaching and research for a faculty member, the hospitality of the people in Southern Illinois and the beautiful sceneries in the surrounding area.

A native of northeastern China, Beardsley was born and raised in the city of Anshan in Liaoning Province. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Tsinghua University in Beijing, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (in the area of Finance) from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, State College, Pennsylvania.

SIU Xiaoxin Wang Beardsley

Rehn Hall, 128A
Office: 618-453-1422
Dept: 618-453-2459

Research Interests

  • Market microstructure and the implication of market microstructure on asset pricing and investment
  • Electronic Communication Networks (ECN)
  • Short selling
  • High Frequency Trading (HFT)
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and mutual funds


“Mean-Variance-Skewness-Kurtosis Portfolio Optimization with Return and Liquidity”, with Brian Field and Mingqing Xiao, Communications in Mathematical Finance1-1, 2012.

“The Puzzling Behavior of Short Sellers around Earnings Announcements?”, with Gordon Alexander and Mark Peterson, Journal of Financial Intermediation 23-2 (2014), pp. 255-278. 

“Does Experience Matter?  CEO Successions by Former CEOs”, with Eahab Elsaid and Wallace N. Davidson III, Managerial Finance, 37-10 (2011), pp. 915-939.

“The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and CEO tenure, turnover, and risk aversion”, with Hongxia Wang, and Wallace N. Davidson III, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 50 (2010), page 367–376.

“CEO Successor Compensation: Outside vs. Inside Successions”, with Wallace N. Davidson III, and Eahab Elsaid, Journal of Management and Governance, May 2009.

"The Informational Content of an Open Limit Order Book," with Charles Cao and Oliver Hansch, Journal of Futures Markets 29-1 (January 2009), page 16-41.

“The Dynamics of Short-term Mutual Fund Flows and Returns: A Time-series and Cross-sectional Investigation”, with David Rakowski, Journal of Banking and Finance 33 (2009), page 2102-2109.

"Decomposing Liquidity along the Limit Order Book," with David Rakowski, Journal of Banking and Finance 32-8 (August 2008), page 1687-1698.

"Order Placement Strategies in a Pure Limit Order Book Market," with Charles Cao and Oliver Hansch, Journal of Financial Research 31-2 (Summer 2008), page 113-140.

"Liquidity commonality and return co-movement," with Ian Domowitz and Oliver Hansch, Journal of Financial Markets 8 (2005), page 351-376, lead article.


Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, College of Business, SIUC, 2015

Honor Roll, College of Business 'Undergraduate Teacher of the Year,' SIUC, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008

Best Paper Award, Investments, Midwest Finance Association Conference, 2012. How Informed Are Short Sellers about Earnings Announcements?”, with Gordon Alexander and Mark Peterson.

SIUC Excellence Through Commitment Awards Program, ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’, College of Business, 2011

Honor Roll, ‘Researcher of the Year’, College of Business, SIUC, 2011

Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, College of Business, SIUC, 2011

Morgan Stanley Equity Market Microstructure Research Grant (with Charles Cao and Oliver Hansch), 2004

SIU faculty seed grant, 2004