Staff profile

Dr Jing

Dr Jing Zhao

Senior Lecturer

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Economics and Finance

MARB404, Melbourne (Bundoora)


BSc (Fudan), MPhil, PhD (Chinese University of Hong Kong)



Brief profile

Jing Zhao joined La Trobe University in July 2010. She completed her PhD degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010. Her current research focuses on securities trading and asset pricing, and quantitative finance.

Research specialisation

- Asset pricing and investment

Teaching units

FIN3IPM (Investment and Portfolio Management)

FIN5PMT (Portfolio Management)


Recent publications

  • H. Chou, B. Li, X. Yin and J. Zhao (2017). Variables in dollar terms versus in rate terms: The case of market feedback on merger negotiations, International Review of Financial Analysis, 49, 138-145.
  • X. Yin and J. Zhao (2015). A Hidden Markov Process Approach to Information-Based Trading, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 30, 1210-1234.
  • M.C. Chiu, H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2015). Commodity Derivatives Pricing with Cointegration and Stochastic Covariances, European Journal of Operational Research, 246, 476-486.
  • H. Chou, J. Zhao and S. Suardi (2014). Factor Reversal in Euro Zone Stock Returns: Evidence from the Crisis Period, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 33, 28-55.
  • N.H. Chan, H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2012). Structural Model of Credit Migration. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56(11), 3477-3490.
  • J. Zhao and H.Y. Wong (2012). A Closed-form Solution to American Options under General Diffusions. Quantitative Finance, 12(5), 725-737.
  • H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2011). Optimal Dividends and Bankruptcy Procedures: Analysis of Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Processes. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 236(2), 150-166.
  • H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2011). An Artificial Boundary Method for the Hull-White Model of American Interest Rate Derivatives. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 9(1), 4627-4643. 
  • H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2010). Valuing American Options under the CEV model by Laplace-Carson Transforms. Operations Research Letters, 38(5), 474-481. 
  • H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2010). Currency Option Pricing: Mean Reversion and Multi-Scale Stochastic Volatility. Journal of Futures Markets, 30(10), 938-956.
  • H.Y. Wong and J. Zhao (2008). An Artificial Boundary Method for American Option Pricing under the CEV model. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 46(4), 2183-2209.

External Research Funds

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, 2014-2016.