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I am an assistant professor at the department of Finance of the VU Amsterdam. I obtained my PhD (D.Phil) in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School in 2020. Before my PhD, I obtained MPhil in Economics with Distinction from the Department of Economics, University of Oxford and worked as a full-time economist at the Bank of England.

Public Research Engagement

Co-organiser of the 2022 Oxford Saïd- Risk Center at ETH Zürich Macro-Finance Conference, Call for Paper Link

Co-organiser of the 2021 Oxford Saïd- Risk Center at ETH Zürich Macro-Finance Conference, Programme Link

Programme committee of the 2022 Oxford Financial Intermediation Theory Conference (OxFIT)

Personal research site: https://sites.google.com/view/xuan-wang  


Macro and financial economist with research focus on international and macro-finance, financial intermediation, money and default. 

Working papers

Corporate Legacy Debt, Inflation, and the Efficacy of Monetary Policy (with Charles A.E. Goodhart, M. Udara Peiris, and Dimitrios P. Tsomocos), CEPR Discussion Paper.

Bankruptcy Codes and Risk Sharing of Currency Unions Finalist for 2020 ECB Young Economist's Competition.

Bank Credit, Inflation and Default Risks over an Infinite Horizon (with Charles A.E. Goodhart and Dimitrios P. Tsomocos). Finalist for 2021 IFABS Best Research Paper. (R&R)

Work in Progress

Sustainable Investing and Public Goods Provision (with Ilaria Piatti and Joel Shapiro), draft coming soon.


Macroeconomics with Financial Frictions (MPhil core module), Tinbergen Institute, (2021- );

International Financial Management (Final-year IBA course), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, (2020-)


Research fellowship for short-term visit at Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research, Hong Kong Monetary Authority 2021-

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

Financial Economics, PhD, Money and Financial Frictions in Finance and Macroeconomics, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

MPhil in Economics with Distinction, Master, University of Oxford

Award Date: 2 Aug 2014


  • HG Finance
  • Financial intermediaries
  • Macro-Finance
  • International Finance
  • Money and Default
  • HB Economic Theory
  • Monetary Union
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics

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