Sheng-Jun Xu

Assistant Professor, Department of Finance


Assistant Professor, Department of Finance
(780) 492-8057
2-32D Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6




BMath, University of Waterloo, 2008

BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2008

PhD, University of British Columbia, 2017


I am interested in how imperfections in labor markets and political institutions affect the allocation of financial capital in the economy. Thus, my research focus lies at the intersection of corporate finance, labor economics, and political economy. 

Examples of broad research questions that I seek to answer include:

  • How do labor market barriers related to immigration policy affect firms' demand for capital?
  • How do political incentives affect the benefits and funding policies of public pension plans?
  • Does geographically-targeted government spending distort the allocation of financial capital in local economies?


I teach Capital Investment (FIN 422) and Corporate Financial Planning (FIN 430) during the winter term.


FIN 422 - Capital Investment

Capital budgeting and the determination of the cost of capital to the firm. Prerequisite: FIN 301 and MGTSC 312.

Winter Term 2021
FIN 430 - Corporate Financial Planning

Advanced discussion of valuation and financial policies. Prerequisites: FIN 412. Restricted to 4th year students.

Winter Term 2021

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