Rong Qi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Economics and Finance
PhD, Finance and Economics, Columbia UniversityMA, Finance and Economics, Columbia UniversityMA, Economics, Ohio State UniversityBS, Mathematics, Renmin University
Dr. Ronnie Qi is Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Dr. Qi received her Ph.D. in FInance and Economics from Columbia University in October 2002. Her thesis title was "Essays in Finance". Dr. Qi received her MA in Finance and Economics, also from Columbia, in October 2000. Prior to attending Columbia, Dr. Qi received an MA in Economics from Ohio State University and a BS in Mathematics from Renmin University. Dr. Qi received a Doctoral Fellowship towards her study at Columbia University from 1996 to 2000 and received a Graduate Fellowship towards her study at Ohio State University from 1994 to 1996. While a student at Renmin University, she was honored with the Distinguished Student Award. In addition to a track record of accomplishment in the world of academia, Dr. Qi has also made a name for herself in the business world. Recently, she worked for ING-Aeltus Asset Management Inc. as a research analyst. In this full-time position, Dr. Qi developed and tested statistically based equity trading systems, conducted financial market research and explored new trading strategies, conducted portfolio performance measurement and attribution, evaluated risk-return characteristics of asset classes and their role in a diversified portfolio, and provided expertise on economic and financial issues to the entire company.

Teaching Interests

Corporate finance, financial markets and institutions, Investments

Research Interests

Return Predictability, Accounting Accruals and Analyst Coverage, Cross-Country Study of Investment and Cash Flow Dependence, Stock Repurchase and Analysts Coverage, Information Production, Analyst Following and Diversification Discount,

Courses Taught