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Zhiguang (Gerald) Wang

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Title Associate Professor
Office Building Harding Hall
Room Number 227
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
SHH 227, Box 2220
Brookings, SD 57007

Dr. Zhiguang (Gerald) Wang joined South Dakota State University in 2009 after graduating from Florida International University. Dr. Wang, Associate Professor of Finance, currently teaches Business Finance, Investments and Student Managed Investment Fund and coordinates First Dakota National Bank eTrading Education Lab. His research focuses on asset pricing and risk management in financial and agricultural commodity markets. He is particularly interested in volatility related research. His research articles have appeared in Review of Finance, the Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Empirical Economics, Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has presented in numerous academic conferences and reviewed articles for academic journals. He is an associate editor for Journal of Futures Markets and the faculty advisor of the Investment Club and Student Managed Investment Fund.

Professional Memberships

Financial Management Association
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Academic Interests/Expertise

Asset Pricing; Derivatives (Financial and Commodities), Risk Management

Area(s) of Research

Research Interests: Asset pricing, Financial and Commodity Derivatives, Volatility, Non-Gaussian Distributions and Processes

Academic Responsibilities

Business Finance, Financial Management, Investments


SDDOT 2012-2013 "Selection of Inflation and Discount Rates for Infrastructure Investment Analyses"

Awards & Honors

NESS DME Outstanding Faculty Achievement, 2016
Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, 2016
Stahly Scholar in Financial Economics, 2011-2014
Fellow, Institute on Computational Economics, University of Chicago/Argonne, 2009
Dissertation Year Fellowship, Florida International University, 2009
Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Consortium, 2008

Research/Scholarship Responsibilities

Finance, Agricultural Commodities

Specialty Area

  • Finance


Ph.D., Financial Economics, Florida International University, 2009.
M.A., Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2004.
B.S., International Business, Jilin University, 2000.