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Dr Gechun Liang

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics. Prior to that, I was a Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, King’s College London (2013-2017); a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (2010-2013). I am still affiliated with the Oxford-Man Institute, where I now hold Associate Membership. I completed my D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University in 2011, under the supervision of Terry Lyons and Zhongmin Qian.

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My research interests are mainly focused on mathematical finance and stochastic analysis. I am especially interested in

  • stochastic control and backward stochastic differential equations;
  • optimal stopping and free boundary problems;
  • viscosity solutions and numerics;
  • optimal investment and forward preferences;
  • credit and funding liquidity risks.
Selected working papers:  
  • Analysis of the optimal exercise boundary of American put option with delivery lags, (with Zhou Yang), arXiv:1805.02909.  
  • Dynkin games with Poisson random intervention times, (with Haodong Sun), arXiv:1803.00329.
  • A Hopf-Lax splitting approximation for semilinear parabolic PDEs with convex and quadratic growth gradients, (with Shuo Huang and Thaleia Zariphopoulou), arXiv:1801.00583.  
  • Exponential utility maximization and indifference valuation with unbounded payoffs, (with Ying Hu and Shanjian Tang), arXiv:1707.00199.  
  • An ergodic BSDE approach to forward entropic risk measures: representation and large-maturity behavior, (with Wing Fung Chong, Ying Hu and Thaleia Zariphopoulou), arXiv:1607.02289. 
Selected publications:  
  • Representation of homothetic forward performance processes in stochastic factor models via ergodic and infinite horizon BSDE, (with Thaleia Zariphopoulou), SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, Vol.8, No.1, (2017), 344-372. 
  • A multidimensional exponential utility indifference pricing model with applications to counterparty risk, (with Vicky Henderson), SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol.54, No.2, (2016), 690-717.
  • Stochastic control representations for penalized backward stochastic differential equations, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol.53, No.3, (2015), 1440-1463. 
  • Funding liquidity, debt tenor structure, and creditor’s belief: An exogenous dynamic debt run model, (with Eva Lutkebohmert and Wei Wei), Mathematics and Financial Economics, Vol.9, No.4, (2015), 271-302.
  • Pseudo linear pricing rule for utility indifference valuation, (with Vicky Henderson), Finance and Stochastics, Vol.18, No.3, (2014), 593-615.
  • A multi-period bank run model for liquidity risk, (with Eva Lutkebohmert and Yajun Xiao), Review of Finance, Vol.18, No.2, (2014), 803-842.
  • The backward stochastic dynamics on a filtered probability space, (with Terry Lyons and Zhongmin Qian), Annals of Probability, Vol.39, No.4, (2011), 1422-1448.

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Gechun Liang

Department of Statistics

University of Warwick

Coventry, CV4 7AL, U.K.


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