Ting Xu

Ting Xu

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


FOB 291E

Academic Area

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Governance, FinTech

Education: B.A., Renmin University of China; M.Sc., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Ting Xu is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, FinTech and the governance of closely-held firms. His work has explored the feedback role of crowdfunding, the effect of job-protected leave on entrepreneurship and the ownership structure of private firms. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Review of Financial Studies, and has been featured in news outlets such as Bloomberg and Politico. His research has received funding from Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation and Canadian Foundation for Governance Research.

At Darden, he teaches "Financial Management and Policies." Before that, he taught "Corporate Finance" at the University of British Columbia, where he received a Ph.D. in finance. He also holds a B.A. in finance from Renmin University of China and an M.Sc. in economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Selected Publications

Ting Xu, Do Excess Control Rights Benefit Creditors? Evidence from Dual-Class Firms, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

Dale Griffin, Kai Li, and Ting Xu, Board Gender Diversity and Corporate Innovation: International Evidence, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming.

Jan Bena and Ting Xu, 2017, Competition and Ownership Structure of Closely-Held Firms, Review of Financial Studies 30(5): 1583-1626.