Department of
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Ph.D. Students on the Job Market

  • Aaron Brauner

    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    314 Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    352.392.4668 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    • Email (aaron.brauner at

    Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at UF in 2011 Aaron received dual bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Delaware. He then pursued his Masters Degree in Economics while performing cost modeling research for the Center for Composite Materials (CCM) at the University of Delaware. His current research interests include international finance, corporate finance, regulation, and energy markets.

  • Rong (Diana) Shao

    Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    University of Florida
    PO Box 117168
    303A Stuzin Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7168
    353.392.5056 (office)
    352.392.0301 (fax)

    Fields of Interest:
    Empirical Corporate Finance/Investments: Initial Public Offerings, Capital Market Efficiency, Earnings Announcement Effects, Information Diffusion, and Media Coverage

    Committee Chair:
    Jay Ritter

    Courses Taught:
    FIN 4243 Debt and Money Markets (Summer 2014)
    Overall rating: 4.82/5.0

    Diana has BS degree in Finance and Banking from Beijing Forestry University. Prior to joining the doctoral program at the University of Florida, she earned her MS in Finance degree from Georgia State University. She is very interested in corporate finance, capital market, anomalies and market efficiency.


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BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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