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Zihan Ye

Office Location: Room - 429A, Stokely Management Center 865-974-3216

Zihan Ye is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining UT, she earned a master of science in financial economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in finance from Penn State University.

Zihan is an empiricist conducting research in the areas of municipal finance and healthcare finance. Using the $4 trillion dollar U.S. municipal bond market as a research laboratory, her current work focuses on the effects of health factors on public financing costs and the local economy. Her research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies and has been presented at high-quality finance conferences, including the American Finance Association Annual Meeting and the Financial Research Association Conference.

Awards & Honors



    2020 Penn State University, Ph.D., Finance

    2012 University of Oxford, M.Sc., Financial Economics

    2011 Central University of Finance and Economics, China, Bachelor, Economics