Simon Xu

About Me

Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. I will be joining the Climate and Sustainability Impact Lab at the Digital, Data, and Design Institute at the Harvard Business School in July 2023

My research interests are sustainable finance and corporate social responsibility, with links to financial intermediation, corporate finance, and banking

My current research focuses on the interplay between environmental regulations and firm pollution, and their impact on mutual funds’ portfolio choices, shareholder wealth, and corporate philanthropy. 

My references are Ulrike Malmendier, Ross Levine, Christine Parlour, and Johan Walden.

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F625, Haas School of Business

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

United States


Phone: +1 (510) 701 5538