Giang Nguyen

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Associate Professor of Finance

Department Finance
Office Address 344 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-2185
Email Address gxn13@psu.edu

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Giang Nguyen is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Smeal College of Business. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her academic career, she held professional positions at NERA Economic Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Expertise

Market Microstructure (Liquidity, Price Discovery, Market Efficiency, Fixed Income Markets)
Financial Econometrics (Liquidity and Volatility Modeling)

Education

Ph D, Economics, The University of North Carolina, 2015

MBA, Finance and Investments, George Washington University, 2006

Bachelor of Commerce with Honors, Accounting and Finance, Monash University and University of Queensland, 2001

Courses Taught

FIN 406 – Sec Anly &Prt Mgmt (3)
Advanced valuation theory; fundamentals of security analysis; portfolio construction and management.

Selected Publications

Fleming M., Nguyen G., Rosenberg J., "How do Treasury dealers manage their positions?." Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 158, 2024, pp. 103885
Cornaggia K., Hund J., Nguyen G., "The Price of Safety: The Evolution of Municipal Bond Insurance Value." Management Science, vol. 70, no. 4, 2024, pp. 2330-2354
Fleming M., Nguyen G., Ruela F., "Tick Size, Competition for Liquidity Provision, and Price Discovery: Evidence from the U.S. Treasury market." Management Science, vol. 70, no. 1, 2024, pp. 332-354
Cornaggia K., Hund J., Nguyen G., "Investor Attention and Municipal Bond Returns." Journal of Financial Markets, vol. 60, 2022, pp. 100738 (1-27)
(Lead Article)
Cornaggia K., Hund J., Nguyen G., Ye Z., "Opioid Crisis Effects On Municipal Finance." Review of Financial Studies, vol. 35, no. 4, 2021, pp. 2019–2066
Nguyen G., Engle R. F., Fleming M. J., Ghysels E., "Liquidity and Volatility in the U.S. Treasury Market." Journal of Econometrics, vol. 217, no. 2, 2020, pp. 207-229
(Lead Article)
Fleming M., Nguyen G., "Price and Size Discovery in Financial Markets: Evidence from the U.S. Treasury Securities Market." Review of Asset Pricing Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2019, pp. 256-295
Ghysels E., Nguyen G., "Price Discovery of a Speculative Asset: Evidence from a Bitcoin Exchange." Journal of Risk and Financial Management, vol. 12, no. 4, 2019, pp. 164 (26 pages)
Fleming M., Mizrach B., Nguyen G., "The Microstructure of a U.S. Treasury ECN: The BrokerTec Platform." Journal of Financial Markets, vol. 40, 2018, pp. 2-22
(Lead Article)
Riley S. F., Nguyen G., Manturuk K., "House price dynamics, unemployment, and the mobility decisions of low-income homeowners." Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, vol. 30, no. 1, 2015, pp. 141–156

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Citigroup, UBS Exit Munis After Market’s Profits Plummet by 50%", Bloomberg News, Newspaper, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-21/citigroup-ubs-exit-munis-after-market-s-profits-plummet-by-50?srnd=homepage-americas&sref=TcmitHDK
"Lancaster County commissioners approve reshuffle of debt payments", LancasterOnline, Newspaper, lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-county-commissioners-approve-reshuffle-of-debt-payments/article_f2df2722-2370-11ef-bb0f-ff931ddd15e3.html
"Lancaster County commissioners to provide more info and vote on $30 million bond", LancasterOnline, Newspaper, lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-county-commissioners-to-provide-more-info-and-vote-on-30-million-bond/article_01fde876-22c0-11ef-96e1-33b6590d653e.html
"Crypto prices predicted by social media sentiment more than headlines: Study", Blockworks, Internet, blockworks.co/news/crypto-prices-sentiment-news
"This Relationship Between Social Media and Crypto Could be The Key to Profitability, Research Finds", Crypto News Flash, Internet, www.crypto-news-flash.com/this-relationship-between-social-media-and-crypto-could-be-the-key-to-profitability-research-finds/
"Social media discussions play a crucial role in influencing crypto returns: Study", BitcoinInsider.org, Internet, www.bitcoininsider.org/article/219483/social-media-discussions-play-crucial-role-influencing-crypto-returns-study
"Social media discussions play a crucial role in influencing crypto returns: Study", Cointelegraph.com, Internet, cointelegraph.com/news/social-media-discussions-play-a-crucial-role-in-influencing-crypto-returns-study
"Social networks, a crystal ball for cryptos", Les Affaires, Internet, www.lesaffaires.com/techno/internet/les-reseaux-sociaux-boule-de-cristal-pour-les-cryptos/642056
"Buyers snap up U.S. Treasury I bonds before interest rate deadline", Marketplace, Radio, www.marketplace.org/2022/10/28/buyers-snap-up-u-s-treasury-i-bonds-before-interest-rate-deadline/
"The US opiod crisis and municipal funding", Principles for Responsible Investment, Internet, www.unpri.org/the-pri-podcast/the-us-opioid-crisis-and-municipal-funding/9571.article
"Opioid abuse affects municipal access to capital", Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Internet
"How Does Tick Size Affect Treasury Market Quality?", Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics Blog, Internet, How Does Tick Size Affect Treasury Market Quality?
"People are worried about bond market liquidity", Matt Levine Money Stuff Newsletter, Bloomberg Opinion Column, www.bloomberg.com/opinion/authors/ARbTQlRLRjE/matthew-s-levine
"Cities Are Buying Bond Insurance That May Be Giving Them Nothing", Bloomberg, Newspaper, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-26/cities-are-buying-bond-insurance-that-may-be-giving-them-nothing
"Is municipal bond insurance still worth the money in an "over-insurance" phenomenon?", Brookings, Journal or Magazine, www.brookings.edu/articles/the-price-of-safety-the-evolution-of-municipal-bond-insurance-value/
"For all but the lowest-rated state and local governments, buying bond insurance is a bad deal", Brookings Institution, Internet, www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/07/15/for-all-but-the-lowest-rated-state-and-local-governments-buying-bond-insurance-is-a-bad-deal/
"Assessing the Price Impact of Treasury Market Workups", Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics Blog, Internet, libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2019/03/assessing-the-price-impact-of-treasury-market-workups.html
"Price Impact of Trades and Limit Orders in the U.S. Treasury Securities Market", Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics Blog, Internet, libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2018/12/price-impact-of-trades-and-limit-orders-in-the-us-treasury-securities-market.html
"The Need to Revisit the Regulatory Framework of the U.S. Treasury Market", U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Public Statement of U.S. SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar, www.sec.gov/news/statement/need-to-revisit--regulatory-framework-us-treasury-market.html

Editorship

Journal of Applied Econometrics, Associate Editor, (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10991255), January 2024 - December 2026