Qiang Bu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration
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Olmsted Building, E356

Dr. Bu joined Penn State Harrisburg in 2007. He received his B.E. in China and M.S. Finance at Texas A&M University. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Bu has published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance, Managerial Finance, Journal of Investing, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Economics and Finance, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, Review of Behavioral Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance, Journal of Wealth Management, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Index Investing, American Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Problems and Perspectives in Management, among others. His research has won the Best Paper Award (Junior Faculty) in the 2011 Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, the Highly Commended Paper Award of the 2013 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, and the Outstanding Paper Award of the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Dr. Bu has taught such courses as Corporate Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, Risk Management of Financial Institutions, Commercial Bank Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Principles of Insurance, and Business Statistics. Currently, Dr. Bu serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

Professional Affiliations

  • Eastern Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • Midwest Finance Association
  • Northeast Business and Economics Association
Research Interests

Mutual funds

Hedge funds

Portfolio management

Risk management of financial institutions


B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D. (Massachusetts)