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Will Shuo Liu

Will Shuo Liu is a doctoral candidate in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are financial regulation, financial institutions, limits to arbitrage, and corporate governance. Will's job market paper examines how financial regulation influences life insurers' investment decisions. He also has a working paper that analyzes bank lending from the fiscal policy perspective (joint work with Erica X. Jiang). Prior to his doctoral studies, Will received an MS Finance degree from Washington University in St. Louis and BBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

Will.s.Liu@utexas.edu

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Avishai Schiff

Avishai Schiff is a doctoral candidate in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in corporate finance, international economics, and labor economics. Avishai’s job market paper examines how firm finances affect responses to trade liberalization with China. He also has a working paper, coauthored with Zack Liu and Nathan Swem, which analyzes how access to capital affects the composition of investment at private and public firms. Avishai has experience teaching Investments to undergraduate students and providing teaching assistance for Valuation and Empirical Corporate Finance to graduate and doctoral students respectively. Prior to starting his PhD, Avishai worked as a litigation consultant at Cornerstone Research.

Avishai.Schiff@mccombs.utexas.edu

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Amin Shams

Amin Shams is a doctoral candidate in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are empirical asset pricing, FinTech, and derivatives. Amin’s job market paper examines how exposure to correlated demand shocks explains covariation in cryptocurrency returns. He also has a publication in the Review of Financial Studies on potential manipulation of the VIX index and a working paper on the influence of Tether on cryptocurrency prices, both coauthored with Professor John M. Griffin. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Amin received a MA degree in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

shams@utexas.edu

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