Short Bio

Rocco Huang is an assistant professor of finance at Michigan State University (Eli Broad College of Business). Currently he also is a Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Prior to joining the academia , he was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (2007-2010).

He has done both empirical and theoretical research on corporate finance, with a focus on the roles of financial intermediation and financial contracting. He has published at the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Development Economics.

He was a consultant at the World Bank (2004-2006), and a visiting scholar at the Deutsche Bundesbank (2007) and the European Central Bank (2007), and was awarded the European Central Bank Lamfalussy Fellowship.

Rocco Huang received a Ph.D. in Finance (2007) from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and an M.Phil. in Economics (2003) from the University of Cambridge (England).

Publications and Working Papers

Current Positions

Assistant Professor of Finance, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Fellow, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, University of Pennsylvania

Previous Positions

Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Consultant, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Visiting Economist, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Germany

Consultant, World Bank, Washington, DC

Research Specialization

Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Value Investing


Ph.D. Finance, University of Amsterdam, 2007

M.Phil. Economics, University of Cambridge, 2003