Edwin Hu

Research Fellow 

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Edwin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU School of Law Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance where he writes in empirical law and finance. His current research is focused on financial advisors, institutional voting, and equity market structure. His scholarly and policy research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Stanford Law Review, and featured prominently across major periodicals including The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was chief economist and counsel to Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds two bachelor’s degrees (in economics and applied computational math) from the University of Washington, and a masters and Ph.D. in finance from Rice University, and a J.D. from NYU Law where he was a Furman Academic Scholar.



Regulatory Leakage Among Financial Advisors: Evidence From FINRA Regulation of “Bad” Brokers, Working Paper (2023), with Colleen Honigsberg and Robert Jackson, https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=4410143

Institutional Investor Deliberation, Working Paper (2023), with Nadya Malenko & Jonathon Zytnick

Competition for Retail Order Flow and Market Quality, Working Paper (2023), with Dermot Murphy, https://ssrn.com/abstract=4070056

Vestigial Tails? Floor Brokers at the Close in Modern Electronic Markets, Revise & Resubmit, Mgmt. Sci., with Dermot Murphy, https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3600230

The Index-Fund Dilemma: An Empirical Study of the Lending-Voting Tradeoff, Revise & Resubmit, J. Legal Stud., with Josh Mitts & Haley Sylvester, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3673531

Regulatory Arbitrage and the Persistence of Financial Misconduct, 74 Stan. L. Rev. 737 (2022), with Colleen Honigsberg and Robert Jackson, https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3769653

Financial Integration and Credit Democratization: Linking Banking Deregulation to Economic Growth, 45 J. Fin. Intermediation 100857 (2021), with Elizabeth Berger, Alexander Butler, and Morad Zekhnini

A Comparison of Some Structural Models of Private Information Arrival, 135 J. Fin. Econ. 795 (2020), with Jefferson Duarte and Lance Young