Assistant Professor of Finance
Professor Giang Nguyen joined the Finance department at Smeal College of Business as Assistant Professor of Finance in Fall 2015. She conducts research on the economics of fixed income markets, including the U.S. Treasury and the municipal bond markets. Her recent research projects examine the dynamics of market liquidity and volatility in the U.S. Treasury market, the impact of macroeconomic information and monetary policy decisions on bond prices, and the determinants of municipal bond yields. Previously, Professor Nguyen spent the 2019–2020 academic year as a Financial Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to provide assistance to the Commission’s policy initiatives related to fixed income markets. At Penn State, Professor Nguyen teaches security analysis and portfolio management to undergraduate Finance majors. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her academic career, she was a Senior Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting and a Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam.
Market Microstructure (Liquidity, Price Discovery, Market Efficiency, Fixed Income Markets)
Financial Econometrics (Liquidity and Volatility Modeling)
Ph D, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
MBA, Finance and Investments, The George Washington University, 2006
Bachelor of Commerce with Honors, Accounting and Finance, Monash University and University of Queensland, 2001
FIN 406 – Sec Anly &Prt Mgmt (3)
Advanced valuation theory; fundamentals of security analysis; portfolio construction and management.