Hui Chen

Jon D. Gruber Career Development Professor in Finance
Associate Professor of Finance

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Hui Chen

Hui Chen is the Jon D. Gruber Career Development Professor in Finance and an Associate Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on asset pricing and its connections with corporate finance. Chen is particularly interested in the interactions between the macro economy and term structure, credit risk, and corporate financing or investment decisions. His recent research projects include application of business cycle models to explain corporate financing behavior and corporate bond pricing, as well as analysis of the effects of incomplete markets on entrepreneurial financing and investments.

Chen holds a BA in economics and finance from Zhongshan University, an MS in mathematics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago.

Current Research Focus:  Chen’s current projects include studying the link between debt maturity and credit risk. The project shows how firms should manage their debt maturity structure over the business cycle to reduce the risks of financial distress and default. For investors, the study demonstrates how information about the debt maturity dynamics has important effects on corporate bond valuation. In a different but related project, Chen examines cash and debt management for financially constrained firms.

Web Site: http://www.mit.edu/~huichen/

 

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Bankruptcy; Bond pricing; Contagion; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Inflation; Investment risk