Presidential Chair Professor
Associate Vice President
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
2022- Associate Vice President
2020- Presidential Chair Professor
Associate Director, Shenzhen Finance Institute
2019- Professor of Finance
School of Management and Economics
Shenzhen Finance Institute
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
2014-2019 Visiting Scholar
Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta
2014-2015 Visiting Associate Professor of Finance
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
2014 Visiting Associate Professor of Finance
University of Hong Kong
2018-2019 McFadden Professor of Personal Financial Management
2013-2019 Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure)
2007-2013 Assistant Professor of Finance
Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
2003-2007 McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. in Finance
2001-2003 College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. in Statistics
1993-1997 Department of Finance, Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics (China)
B.Econ. in Finance
Life is Too Short? Bereaved Managers and Investment Decisions, with Clark Liu, Johan Sulaeman, and P. Eric Yeung
Review of Finance, Forthcoming.
The Role of External Regulators in Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from SEC Comment Letters, with Tingting Liu, Erin Towery, and Jasmine Wang
Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming.
Is the Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign Authentic? Evidence from Corporate Investigations, with John Griffin and Clark Liu
Management Science, Forthcoming.
Unique Bidder-Target Relatedness and Synergies Creation in Mergers and Acquisitions, with Tingting Liu, Zhongjin (Gene) Lu, and Fengrong Wei
Journal of Corporate Finance 2022, 73, 1-20.
Patent Quality, Firm Value, and Investor Underreaction: Evidence from Patent Examiner Busyness, with Xuan Tian and Xintong Zhan
Journal of Financial Economics 2022, 143, 1043-1069.
, with Jie (Jack) He, Tingting Liu, and Jeffry Netter
Management Science 2020, 66, 1205-1226.
The Convergence and Divergence of Investors’ Opinions around Earnings News: Evidence from a Social Network, with Robert Giannini and Paul Irvine
Journal of Financial Markets 2019, 42, 94-120.
Nonlocal Disadvantage: A Direct Examination of Social Media Sentiment, with Robert Giannini and Paul Irvine
Review of Asset Pricing Studies 2018, 8, 293-336.
Review of Financial Studies 2017, 30, 4481-4520.
Can Managers Use Discretionary Accruals to Ease Financial Constraints? Evidence from Discretionary Accruals Prior to Investment, with James Linck and Jeffry Netter
Accounting Review 2013, 88, 2117-2143.
Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 2013, 40, 695-718.
Local Religious Beliefs and Mutual Fund Risk-Taking Behaviors, with Johan Sulaeman and P. Eric Yeung
Management Science 2012, 58, 1779-1796. Lead Article.
Examining the Dark Side of Financial Markets: Do Institutions Trade on Information from Investment Bank Connections? with John Griffin and Selim Topaloglu
Review of Financial Studies 2012, 25, 2155-2188.
with John Griffin, Jeffery Harris, and Selim Topaloglu
Journal of Finance 2011, 66, 1251-1290.
Default Risk, Shareholder Advantage, and Stock Returns, with Lorenzo Garlappi, and Hong Yan.
Review of Financial Studies 2008, 21, 2743-2778.
with Jie (Jack) He, Xiao (Shaun) Ren, and Huan Yang
Workplace Inequality in Pay Growth: Evidence from US Individual-level Data, with Jie (Jack) He and Lei Li
The Disappearing IPO Puzzle: New Insights from Proprietary U.S. Census Data on Private Firms, with Thomas Chemmanur, Jie (Jack) He, and Xiao (Shaun) Ren
Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions, Evidence from Acquirer’s Risk-Factor Disclosure, with Feng Guo, Tingting Liu, and Xinyan Yan
Winner’s Curse in Takeovers? Evidence from Investment Bank Valuation Disagreement, with Tingting Liu and Jasmine Wang
Similarity Breeds Trust: Political Homophily and CEO-Board Communication, with Sudipto Dasgupta, Ran Guo, and Xiao (Shaun) Ren
Monitoring from the Sky: Big Data and Dividend Policy, with Clark Liu, Yancheng Qiu, and Shujing Wang
Market-Based Innovation Policy: Evidence from High-Tech Incubators in China, with Yue Pan, Vincent Yao, and Pengdong Zhang
Growing Pains or Confidence? CEO Relative Age, Stress, and Firm Performance, with Sean Cao, Jasmine Wang, and Qinxi Wu
Aggregate Attention, with Paul Irvine and Siyi Shen
Emerald Best Paper Award, China Finance Review International Conference (CFRIC), 2019
McFadden Professorship of Personal Financial Management, University of Georgia, 2018
Semifinalist for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance, FMA International, 2017
The Talk of the Town Award, Finance Down Under Conference, 2014
Semifinalist for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance, FMA International, 2014
Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award, University of Georgia, 2013
Terry Sanford Research Award, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, 2013
3rd TCFA Best Paper Award, 2012
Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher in Finance, Alpha Kappa Psi, 2012
Terry Sanford Research Award, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, 2012
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2012
Terry Sanford Research Award, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, 2010, 2011
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2009
Houston Endowment President's Excellence Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
Dean’s Fellowship, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2004, 2005
Bonham Fund Fellowship, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 2005.
University Pre-emptive Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
US News & World Report
Pittsburgh Post Gazette