Dr. Sherry Yu

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance


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Ace Academic Center 130


Social Science 102


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Area of Concentration

Economics | Quantitative Social Science


Ph.D., Economics, Boston University
M.A., Political Economy, Boston University
B.Comm, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with High Distinction)

Dr. Sherry Yu specializes in macroeconomics and international economics. Her research focuses on banking regulation, monetary policy, financial contagion. She is currently investigating the role of unconventional monetary policy on financial market movements, exchange rate fluctuations and income inequality. Other research interests include housing market, applied finance and Chinese economy. Her teaching interests lie in all levels of macroeconomics, monetary economics, finance, economic history and Chinese economy.

Recent Courses

Introductory Econometrics
Corporate Finance
World Economic History
Chinese Economy
Intermediate Macroeconomics

Selected Publications

  • Inflation Dynamics and Quantitative Easing (forthcoming), with Tarron Khemraj, Eastern Economic Journal.
  • Modelling Alternative Macroprudential Policies with Financial Frictions (2019), Economic Issues, 24(2): 57-88.
  • The Impact of Monetary Policy and Housing-Purchase Restrictions on Housing Prices in China (2019), with Lini Zhang, International Economic Journal, 33(2): 286-309.
  • Bank Excess Returns and Unconventional Monetary Policy (2018), Applied Economics Letters.
  • Sovereign and Bank Interdependencies—Evidence from the CDS Market (2017), Research in International Business and Finance, 39: 68-84.
  • The Effect of Political Factors on Sovereign Default (2016), Review of Political Economy, 28(3): 397-416.
  • The Effectiveness of Quantitative Easing—New Evidence on Private Investment (2016), with Tarron Khemraj, Applied Economics, 48(28): 2625-2635.