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Academic Unit Head & Professor, Finance; Professor, International Business; J. Gray Ferguson Eminent Professor
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Teaching & Research Interests
  • International Finance and Investments
  • Ph.D.George Washington University
  • M.A. International Trade and Investment Policy, GWU
  • B.A. English and International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, 2014 - 2019
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2009 - 2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2008 - 2009
Select 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.


Awards and Recognitions
  • Best Practitioner Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2014
  • Best Academic Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2013

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