Freda Song Drechsler

Research Support Director


Freda (Qingyi)’s primary research focus is on empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance, including asset pricing anomalies and short selling. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor degree from University of Hong Kong after transferring from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Prior to joining WRDS, Freda worked as a quantitative analyst and portfolio manager at Turner Investments. Freda’s scholarly research papers can be found on SSRN.