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Irish Academy of Finance and the KBS Virtual Research Seminar 9 June 2021

Fri, 28 May 2021


“Emerging Risk”

The Irish Academy of Finance is delighted to announce a joint virtual research seminar by Wei XU and Niall O’Donnell on 9 June 2021, 12:00 to 14:00. 

Date: 9 June 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00

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Mobile Internet, Search Cost and Insurance Inclusion. Wei XU, Fudan University and University of Limerick

Immune or at-risk? Stock markets and the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall O’Donnell, Susquehanna and University of Limerick

Seminar format:

Presenters have 30 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes for Q&A. Attendees can ask questions (“raise hand” feature), but to give the presenter a chance to pitch the paper no questions should be asked for the first 15 minutes. Note that additional time will be provided for Q&A at the end of the presentations.


Wei Xu is a current PhD student studying at the Kemmy Business School of University of Limerick. He received his Master's Degree in Insurance from Fudan University, China. His research interests include cyber risk, InsurTech and insurance economics. His recent work focused on the application and influencing mechanisms of emerging information technologies in insurance. He is also currently a researcher at the China InsurTech Laboratory of Fudan University.

Niall O’Donnell is a current PhD researcher and Masters of Computational Finance graduate at the University of Limerick. His research is focused on behavioural finance, financial markets, and their reaction to crisis-like events, so far focusing on the initial impact of COVID-19 on international equity indices. This has been published in the Journal of Experimental and Behavioural Finance. Alongside this, Niall also works for Susquehanna International Group (SIG), a global quantitative trading firm in Dublin.