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Zhiguang (Gerald) Wang

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Title Associate Professor
Office Building DePuy Military Hall
Room Number C6
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
SDP C6, Box 0504
Brookings, SD 57007

Dr. Zhiguang (Gerald) Wang joined South Dakota State University in 2009 after graduating from Florida International University. Dr. Wang, Assistant Professor and Stahly Scholar in Financial Economics, currently teaches Business Finance, Financial Management and Investments. 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, Empirical Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has presented in numerous academic conferences and reviewed articles for academic journals.

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.

Professional Memberships

Financial Management Association
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Academic Interests/Expertise

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

Academic Responsibilities

Business Finance, Financial Management, Investments

Research/Scholarship Responsibilities

Finance, Agricultural Commodities

Extension Responsibilities

Agricultural Experiment Station

Area(s) of Research

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


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

Awards & Honors

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