Haotian Xiang

Haotian Xiang

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2316 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


I am a fifth-year PhD Candidate in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. My current research interests include corporate finance, financial intermediation and macroeconomics. I am on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2019 ASSA meeting in Atlanta.

Job market paper

My JMP “Time Inconsistency and Financial Covenants” studies corporate usage of financial covenants in a dynamic model of investment and financing with limited commitment.

Dissertation committee

Andy Abel, Joao Gomes, Urban Jermann (chair), Michael Roberts


Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, expected 2019

B.A., Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, 2014

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