Selected Publications

  • “Diversification and Cash Dynamics”, March 2017, forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics. (with Tor-Erik Bakke)
  • “U.S. Multinationals and Cash Holdings”, August 2017, forthcoming, Journal of Financial Economics.
  • “CEO Incentives and Customer-Supplier Relations”, May 2017, Production and Operations Management.

Selected Presentations

  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Seminar Series, “Mergers Spillovers in Collaborative Partnerships”, 2015
  • University of Saskatchewan, Seminar Series, “Merger Spillovers in Collaborative Partnerships”, 2015
  • University of Oklahoma, Seminar Series, “Diversification and Cash Dynamics”, 2013
  • Financial Management Association, Conference, “Managerial Incentives and Firm-Supplier Relations”, 2013

Education

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Biology, Yale University
  • B.S., Chemistry, Peking University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Gu’s research interests focus on capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, product markets, and other topics in corporate finance using both structural and reduced-form techniques. Professor Gu teaches financial management, investment, and advanced corporate finance at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Services to the Profession

Professor Gu is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association, as well as an ad hoc referee for finance journals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Research Scholarship, Finance Department, UW-Madison, 2010-2011
  • Doctoral Student Scholarship, Finance Department, UW-Madison, 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Student Award, Peking University, 1999-2003