Andrea Lu joined the University of Melbourne in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer after obtaining a Ph.D. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Before that, she earned a M.A. degree in Economics and a B.C.A degree in Economics and Finance from Victoria University of Wellington. Her main research interests include empirical asset pricing, financial market frictions, and international finance. Her research has won several awards, including Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Academic Competition, PanAgora Crowell Memorial Prize Finalist, Australasian Finance and Banking Conference PhD Forum Best Paper Second Prize, and Mirae Asset Securities Co., Ltd. Outstanding Paper Award.