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Shixuan Wang

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • University Senate member

Areas of interest

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Change-Point Detection
  • Statistical Forecasting
  • Functional Data Analysis
  • Futures Market
  • Energy Economics

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising research on functional data analysis in finance. Please visit the description on FindAPhD for details.


My main research focuses on the econometrics of change-points (structural breaks), functional data analysis, and empirical applications of those in macroeconomics and finance. Additionally, I am also interested in using techniques of data analytics and machine learning for operations management. My theoretical work has been published in Annals of Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Reviews, etc. My applied work has appeared in International Journal of Forecasting, Energy Economics, among others.

Before joining the University of Reading in 2018, I was a postdoctoral research associate in statistical forecasting at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, where I worked on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project. In 2017, I received my PhD degree from the University of Birmingham, where I was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In 2016, I was awarded a Royal Economic Society (RES) junior fellowship.

Academic qualifications

I hold a PhD in Economics, a MSc (distinction) in Money, Banking and Finance, a BSc in Economics, and a BEng in Electrical Engineering and Automation. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.