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Dr Di Luo 

Associate Professor in Finance

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Dr Di Luo is an Associate Professor in Finance within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Prior to the appointment, he was a Lecturer in Finance at Swansea University.

Di completed his PhD in Finance from Nottingham University Business School, he also holds a MSc in Finance and a Bachelor of Finance from Nankai University, China.

Di’s research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing, financial market microstructure, and financial economics.



PhD in Finance, University of Nottingham, September 2010 – June 2014

Funded by Nottingham University PhD Scholarship

MSc in Economics, Nankai University, China, September 2008 - June 2010

Funded by Nankai University Postgraduate Scholarship, 2008-2010

Winner of Leon Securities Scholarship for Outstanding Students, 2010

BSc in Finance, Nankai University, China, September 2004 - June 2008

Funded by Nankai University Undergraduate Scholarship, 2005-2007


Working history

Lecturer in Finance, Swansea University

Teaching assistant, University of Nottingham

Research interests

Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Financial Market Microstructure, Financial Economics

Academic Referee:

Journal of Banking and Finance


Research group

Banking & Finance

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Investor Sentiment, Limited Arbitrage, and the Cash Holding Effect (with Xiafei Li), 2016, forthcoming at Review of Finance.

Transaction Costs, Liquidity Risk, and the CCAPM (with Weimin Liu and Huainan Zhao), 2016, Journal of Banking and Finance, 63 126-145.

The Liquidity Risk Adjusted Epstein-Zin Model (with Weimin Liu and Huainan Zhao), 2016, Financial Review, 51 (1) 113-146.



  • Luo, D., Mishra, T., Yarovaya, L., & Zhang, Z. (2021). Bitcoin ambiguity. 1-38. Paper presented at Sustainable Financial Innovation Centre (SFiC) Annual Conference University of Birmingham, Virtual, United Kingdom.
  • Luo, D., Mishra, T., Yarovaya, L., & Zhang, Z. (2020). Bitcoin ambiguity. Paper presented at Cryptocurrency Research Conference, UK, 2020, Virtual.
  • Gong, C. M., Luo, D., & Zhao, H. (Accepted/In press). Liquidity risk and the beta premium. Paper presented at 2020 FMA Virtual Conference.
  • Gong, C. M., Li, X., Luo, D., & Zhaod, H. (Accepted/In press). Growth opportunity bias. Paper presented at Behavioral Finance Working Group Conference, London, United Kingdom.
  • Luo, D., Cheah, J., Zhang, Z., & Sung, M-C. (Accepted/In press). The predictability of Bitcoin returns. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference 2019, Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • Liu, W., Luo, D., Park, S., & Zhao, H. (2018). Liquidity risk and the labor hiring premium. In 2018 Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting
  • Liu, W., Luo, D., Park, S., & Zhao, H. (2018). Liquidity risk and the labor hiring premium. In 2018 British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Meeting

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Dr Di Luo
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/5045

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