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Guanglian Hu, Ph.D

Guanglian Hu, Ph.D

Visiting Assistant Professor

Morken Center for Learning & Technology - Room 335
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  • Ph.D., University of Houston, 2017
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • B.S., Xiamen University, China, 2009


Guanglian Hu is a visiting assistant professor of finance at Pacific Lutheran University, where he teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He received his B.S. in economics from Xiamen University in 2009, his M.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2010 and his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Houston in 2017.

His research focuses on asset pricing and derivatives. Topics include expected option returns, return predictability, the variance risk premium, VIX futures, investments and stochastic discount factor. He has presented his research at major academic conferences such as the SFS Finance Cavalcade.