Dr Yang Hu

Yang Hu

Senior Lecturer in Finance


Economics; Finance; Statistics

Qualifications: PhD (University of Waikato) MSc with Distinction (University of Canterbury)

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.35
Phone: +64 7 838 4676

Papers Taught

About Yang

Dr Yang Hu is currently a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Waikato.  Dr Hu joined the school in June 2019 as a Lecturer in Finance after completing a PhD degree.   He has published in a wide range of internationally recognised journals, including Economics Letters, Economic Modelling, International Review of Economics & Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, among others.

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Empirical Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Fintech
  • Asset Pricing


  • Hu Y, Oxley L (2017) Are there bubbles in exchange rates? Some evidence
    from G10 and emerging market economies. Economic Modelling, 64, 419-
  • Hu Y, Oxley L (2018) Do 18th century `bubbles' survive the scrutiny of 21st
    century time series econometrics?. Economics Letters, 162, 131-134.
  • Hu Y, Scarrott C, (2018) evmix: An R package for extreme value mixture
    modelling, threshold estimation and boundary corrected kernel density estimation. Journal of Statistical Software, 84, 1-27. (SCI Q1, IF: 22.737)
  • Hu Y, Oxley L (2018) Bubbles in US regional house prices: Evidence from
    house price-income ratios at the State level. Applied Economics, 50, 3196-
  • Hu Y, Oxley L (2018) Bubble contagion: Evidence from Japan's asset price
    bubble of the 1980-90s. Journal of the Japanese and International
    , 50, 89-95.
  • Hu Y, Valera H G, Oxley L (2019) Market efficiency of top market-cap cryptocurrencies: further evidence from panel framework. Finance Research Letters, 31, 138-145.

Recent Publications

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., Larkin, C., Lucey, B., & Oxley, L. (2021). Cryptocurrency liquidity and volatility interrelationships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Research Letters, online, 102137. doi:10.1016/

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., Oxley, L., & Xu, D. (2021). Pandemic-related financial market volatility spillovers: Evidence from the Chinese COVID-19 epicentre. International Review of Economics and Finance, 71, 55-81. doi:10.1016/j.iref.2020.06.022

  • Hu, Y., Hou, Y., Oxley, L., & Corbet, S. (2020). Does blockchain patent-development influence Bitcoin risk?. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, online, 20 pages. doi:10.1016/j.intfin.2020.101263

  • Corbet, S., Hou, Y., Hu, Y., & Oxley, L. (2020). The influence of COVID-19 pandemic on asset-price discovery: Testing the case of Chinese informational asymmetry. International Review of Financial Analysis, 72, 32 pages. doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101560

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