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Room CON 2.16
Department of Finance
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel:  +44 (0)20 7107 5360
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 1394

Email: d.lou@lse.ac.uk


Administrative Contact
Brenda Clarkson-Williams, b.clarkson-williams@lse.ac.uk

Dong Lou

Associate Professor of Finance

Research interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance  

Selected papers

  • Industry Window Dressing (with Huaizhi Chen and Lauren Cohen), Review of Financial Studies, 29 (12): 3354-3393. doi: 10.1093/rfs/hhw020
  • The Booms and Busts of Beta Arbitrage (with Shiyang Huang and Christopher Polk), 2014
    Winner of Quantitative Management Initiative (QMI) Grant, 2013
    Winner of Europlace Institute of Finance Research Grant, 2013
  • Complicated Firms (with Lauren Cohen), 2012, Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 104, Issue 2, pp. 383–400
    Winner of First Prize, Crowell Memorial Award for Best Paper in Quantitative Investments, 2011
    Winner of Best Paper Prize, the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) Forum, 2010 
    Winner of Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE UK) Grant, 2010
    Winner of First Prize, Istanbul Stock Exchange 25th Anniversary Best Paper Competition, 2010
    Winner of Paul Woolley Center (UTS) Academic Grant, 2010




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