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Wei Xiong is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program on Asset Pricing, and a Professor of Economics at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Duke University in 2001. Before that, he studied physics, receiving a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1995.

Xiong's research focuses on capital market frictions and behavioral finance. His recent work explores the financialization of commodity markets, belief distortions in the financial sector, and China's financial markets. In 2012, he received the Amundi Smith Breeden Award for best paper published in the Journal of Finance.

Xiong lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Lin and their seven-year-old daughter Meiya and four-year-old son Yi-Tian.

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