Fowler College of Busness
Prior to joining SDSU in 2023, Ran Zhao was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Liverpool and a director at American International Group (AIG). He earned his Ph.D. in finance at Claremont Graduate University in 2021.
His areas of interest include fixed-income securities, risk disclosures, empirical asset pricing, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. His research has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Zhao currently teach Derivatives and Risk Management (FIN 427) to undergraduates and Financial Management II (FIN 617) to graduate students.