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Assoc Prof Ru Hong
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
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Dr. Hong Ru is an Associate Professor of Banking & Finance division in Nanyang Business School in NTU. His research interests include financial intermediary, Chinese economy, corporate finance, and household finance. Dr. Ru's researches have been published at top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, and Management Science. Dr. Ru also presented his researches at many conferences including AFA, EFA, NBER, SFS Cavalcade, and received best paper awards and research excellence award multiple times. His researches have been widely covered by media, such as INFORMS Resoundingly Human, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Strait Times, China Daily, NBER Digest, and ABFER Digest. Dr. Ru is also the research director of the Centre of Excellence International Trading (CEIT) in NTU and was the research director of the Centre for RMB Internalisation Studies (CRIS) in NTU. Dr. Ru received his Ph.D. in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2015, and joined NTU as an Assistant Professor.

Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Household Finance, Chinese Economy

  • Infrastructure, Human Capital, and Productivity: Evidence from Digital Data
• Tier 1 Academic Research Fund from Ministry of Education, Singapore (RG 134/20), 2021- Present
• Award for Best Paper in the 2nd New Institutional Accounting Conference, 2018
• Research Fellow in Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, 2018
• Award for Best Paper in the 30th AsianFA Annual Meeting, 2018
• Nanyang Business School Research Excellence Award, 2018
• Best Paper Award in the 12th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2017
• Tier 1 Academic Research Fund from Ministry of Education, Singapore (RG 60/17), 2017- 2020
• Start-up Research Grant, Nanyang Technological University, 2015-2022
• Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, SFS Cavalcade (finalist), 2015
• Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Honor of Professor Stuart I. Greenbaum, Washington University in St. Louis (finalist), 2014