Faculty Profile

Jianren Xu

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law
College
College of Business
Assistant Professor
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law
College of Business

    

Education

PhD, University of Georgia, 2014.
Major: Risk Management and Insurance; Minor: Finance
MS, St. John’s University, 2008.
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
BS, Wuhan University, 2004.
Major: Insurance and Actuarial Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

FINA 6950.710, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

FINA 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
FINA 3770.002, Finance, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
FINA 3770.502, Finance, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4600.001, Risk Management, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
FINA 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
FINA 3770.011, Finance, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.002, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
FINA 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2020
FINA 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
RMIN 2500.002, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Spring 2020 Syllabus
RMIN 4600.001, Risk Management, Spring 2020 Syllabus
FINA 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
RMIN 2500.001, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4600.001, Risk Management, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.002, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4600.001, Risk Management, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.001, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.002, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.002, Principles of Risk and Insurance Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4600.001, Risk Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.001, Principles of Risk and Insurance Management, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.002, Principles of Risk and Insurance Management, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Barinov, A., Xu, J., Pottier, S. W. (2020). Estimating the Cost of Equity Capital for Insurance Firms with Multi-period Asset Pricing Models. The Journal of Risk and Insurance. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jori.12267
Ragin, M. A., Xu, J. (2019). An Ex-post Assessment of Investor Response to Catastrophes. North American Actuarial Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/10920277.2018.1536885
Berry-Stölzle, T. R., Eastman, E. M., Xu, J. (2018). CEO Overconfidence and Earnings Management: Evidence from Property-Liability Insurers’ Loss Reserves. North American Actuarial Journal. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10920277.2017.1421977?journalCode=uaaj20
Berry-Stölzle, T. R., Xu, J. (2018). Enterprise Risk Management and the Cost of Capital. Journal of Risk and Insurance. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jori.12152
Hilliard, J. I., Pottier, S. W., Xu, J. (2018). Trust-Preferred Securities and Insurer Financing Decisions. Journal of Risk and Insurance. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jori.12137/full
Pottier, S. W., Xu, J., Frederick, J. D. (2017). The Journal of Risk and Insurance: Authors of Influence. Risk Management and Insurance Review. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rmir.12089
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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