Liping Lu is an assistant professor of finance at VU University Amsterdam. He is also a candidate fellow at Tinbergen Institute. His main research interest is on empirical banking, corporate finance, development economics, and Chinese economy. His paper has been published in Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Banking and Finance, etc. Prior to his employment at the VU University Amsterdam, he visited European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Bank of Finland, and University of Limoges. He got a PhD in Finance from Tilburg University in 2013.