Assistant Professor


Xi Wu is an assistant professor in the Accounting Group at Haas School of Business. Her work focuses on the intersection of securities regulation, corporate governance, valuation, and Fintech. Her current research centers on how regulations affect firms, how managers and creditors use information to address agency issues, and how to use newly available data to value firms and cryptocurrencies.

Wu has received several research awards, including the Q-Group Jack Treynor Prize for superior work in the field of investment management and financial markets, the Cubist Systematic Strategies Award for Outstanding Research, the 25th Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Annual Academic Competition, and the Best Paper at the 4th Annual Young Scholars Finance Consortium. Her research has been presented at government organizations and top hedge funds in the industry.

Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Wu received her PhD in accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a BA in mathematics and economics from Cornell University.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Markets
  • Fintech