Department Head & Professor, Finance; Professor, International Business; J. Gray Ferguson Eminent Professor

Year Started at JMU: 2008

sonohh@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D.George Washington University
  • M.A. International Trade and Investment Policy, GWU
  • B.A. English and International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University
Professional Interests
  • International Finance and Investments
Personal Interests
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Cooking
Current Courses Taught
  • COB300B
  • FIN355
  • FIN371
  • FIN455
  • FIN488
Positions Held
  • 2015 - present, Department Head, Finance and Business Law, James Madison University
  • 2019 - present, Professor, James Madison University
  • 2014 - 2019, Associate Professor, James Madison University
  • 2009 - 2014, Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • 2008 - 2009, Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison University
Awards and Recognitions
  • Best Practitioner Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2014
  • Best Academic Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2013
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), September 2016 - present
Key Publications

Schumann, Kathryn F., Semaan Elias and Hui Sono, (May 2019), "The local market perception of firm risks during cross-listing events," Financial Review, pp. 1-26.

Qingfeng Liu, Hui Sono and Athena Zhang, (2019), "Management Quality and Acquisition Performance: New Evidence Based on Firm Profitability", April 2019 , Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 30: 44-63.

Qingfeng Liu and Hui Sono, (2016), "Empirical Properties, Information Flow, and Trading Strategies of China’s Soybean Crush Spread," March 2016, Journal of Futures Markets, 36 (11), 1057-1075.

Jason Fink, Kriststen Fink and Hui Sono, (2013), "Stress Testing Portfolio-Specific Risk," Journal of Investment Management, 11 (4), 40-57.

Jaiwen Yang and Hui Sono, (2012), "Day and Night Returns of Chinese ADRs," Journal of Banking and Finance 36, 2795-2803.

Jason Fink, Kriststen Fink and Hui Sono, (2012), "Idiosyncratic Volatility Measures and Expected Returns," Financial Management 41 (Lead article), 519-553.

Qingfeng Liu, Hui Sono and Yan Zhang, (2012), "The Evolving Pattern of Price Discovery: Evidence from Chinas Gold and Copper Markets," Review of Futures Markets, 20, 2012. 395-417.

Jiawen Yang and Hui Sono, (2011), "Regime Switching Analysis of ADR Home Market Pass-Through," Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 204-214.

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