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Financial Research

Headed by Professor Henry Cao, the CKGSB Center for Financial Research is committed to forward-looking and innovative research in the areas of capital markets, corporate finance, and international finance. Through professional journals and academic discussion, the center seeks to provide analysis, suggestions, and solutions to government organizations, companies, financial practitioners, and ordinary investors. The center also aims to offer ideas and methods to help advance the level of financial services in China and promote the adoption of international standards.


Recent Center for Financial Research seminars:


Seminar Schedule » Brown Bag

Date Speaker Name Speaker Affiliation Field Topic
2018-05-30 Jinhui Bai School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University Finance The Welfare and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Volatility: a Quantitative Evaluation
2018-05-22 Xing Huang Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis
Finance Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-Section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?
2018-05-15 Lei Zhang The University of Hong Kong Finance Complex Asset Markets
2018-05-08 Zhenyu Gao Chinese University of Hong Kong Finance Attention to Global Warming
2018-04-03 Raymond Leung CKGSB Finance An Intrinsic Theory of Information Acquisition: Application to Dynamic Portfolio Choice, Asset Pricing and Information Recovery
2018-03-27 Eliezer M. Fich LeBow College of Business 
Drexel University
Finance Are Market Reactions to M&As Biased by Overextrapolation of Salient News?
2018-03-20 Laurent Fresard Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland Finance Technological Changes and the Evolution of IPO and Acquisition Activities
2018-03-13 Michaela Pagel Columbia Business School Finance Fully Closed: Individual Responses to Realized Capital Gains and Losses
2018-01-25 Ruan Hongxun The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Finance Social Capital and Innovation: Evidence from Connected Holdings
2018-01-25 Ye Shuai Cornell University Finance How do ETFs Affect the Liquidity of the Underlying Corporate Bonds?
2018-01-24 Chen Yixin Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Finance Individual Stock-picking Skills in Active Mutual Funds
2018-01-23 Zhang Teng Georgia Institute of Technology Finance Uniform Mortgage Regulation and Distortion in Capital Allocation
2018-01-23 Li Jie INSEAD Finance An Anatomy of Arbitrageurs: Evidence from Open-End Structured Funds
2018-01-22 Su Yinan The University of Chicago Finance Interbank Runs: A Network Model of Systemic Liquidity Crunches
2018-01-22 Peng Cameron Yale University Finance Price and Volume Dynamics in Bubbles
2017-11-21 Jan Bena Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia Finance Labor Dismissal Costs and Process Innovation
2017-11-07 Andres Liberman Stern School of Business
New York University
Finance The Equilibrium Effects of Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Consumer Credit Markets
2017-10-24 Hui Chen MIT Sloan School of Management Finance The Dark Side of Circuit Breakers
2017-09-26 Jia Hao The Chinese University of Hong Kong Finance Liquidity Provision Contracts and Market Quality: Evidence from the New York Stock Exchange
2017-09-19 Mark Westerfield Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Finance Dynamic Asset Allocation with Hidden Volatility
2017-09-12 Zhangkai Huang Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management Finance Limits to Autocracy: An Analysis of China’s Renationalization
2017-09-12 Xiaoyun Yu Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
Finance The Power of the Passive Information Intermediary: Evidence from Google’s China Exit
2017-09-05 Hong Ru Nanyang Technological University Finance Rise of Bank Competition: Evidence from Banking Deregulation in China
2017-08-08 Yajun Wang Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Finance Beliefs Aggregation and Return Predictability
2017-06-20 Lorenzo Garlappi Sauder School of Business,
University of British Columbia
Finance The Carry Trade and Uncovered Interest Parity when Markets are Incomplete
2017-06-13 Rui Albuquerque Boston College Carroll School of Management Finance Relative Performance, Banker Compensation, and Systemic Risk
2017-06-06 Ron Kaniel Simon School of Business
University of Rochester
Finance Relative Pay for Non-Relative Performance: Keeping up with the Joneses with Optimal Contracts
2017-05-31 Maria Cecilia Bustamante Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Finance Does Firm Investment Respond to Peers' Investment?
2017-05-16 Sheng Huang Singapore Management University Finance Are Longer-tenured Independent Directors Less Effective Monitors? Insights from Insider Trading
2017-04-11 Péter Kondor London School of Economics Finance Financial Choice and Financial Information
2017-03-28 Dirk Jenter London School of Economics Finance Good and Bad CEOs
2017-03-21 Vidhan Goyal The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Finance Index Membership and Capital Structure: International Evidence
2017-03-14 Xuewen Liu The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Finance Financial Markets, the Real Economy, and Self-fulfilling Uncertainties
2017-03-07 Xintong Zhan Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Finance How Do Smart-beta ETFs Affect Asset Management Industry? Evidence from Mutual Fund Flows
2017-02-13 Mingzhu Tai Harvard University Finance House Prices and the Allocation of Consumer Credit
2017-01-18 Weikai Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Finance Synthetic Shorting with ETFs
2017-01-12 Jun Wu Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington Finance Do Mutual Funds Have News Trading Skills? Evidence from Daily Trading Ahead of News Releases
2017-01-12 Ting Xu University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business Finance Learning from the Crowd: The Feedback Value of Crowdfunding
2016-12-20 Xu Tian University of Toronto Finance Uncertainty and the Shadow Banking Crisis: A Structural Estimation
2016-12-13 Jun Yu School of Economics and Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Singapore Management University
Finance New Methodology for Constructing Real Estate Price Indices Applied to the Singapore Residential Market
2016-12-09 Jun Yu School of Economics and Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Singapore Management University
Finance Market Sentiment and Paradigm Shifts in Equity Premium Forecasting
2016-11-22 Yufeng Wu University of Illinois Finance Why Are Underperforming Firms Rarely Acquired?
2016-11-01 Shiyang Huang The University of Hong Kong Finance The Effect of Options on Information Acquisition and Asset Pricing
2016-10-25 Nengjiu Ju SAIF Finance Locked Wealth, Subjective Valuation and Managerial Hedging under High-Water Marks: A Structural Model
2016-10-25 Raymond Leung CKGSB Finance Financial Intermediation and the Market Price of Risk: Theory and Evidence
2016-10-11 Tan Wang SAIF Finance Financial Network and Systemic Risk - A Dynamic Model
2016-10-11 Justin Birru Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Finance Day of the Week and the Cross-Section of Returns
2016-9-13 Howard Kung London Business School Finance Competition, Markups, and Predictable Returns
2016-6-28 Lu Zhang Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Finance A Comparison of New Factor Models
2016-6-21 Hong Liu Washington University in St. Louis Finance A Portfolio Rebalancing Theory of Disposition Effect
2016-6-14 Yi Wen Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Finance The Making of An Economic Superpower Unlocking China’s Secret of Rapid Industrialization
2016-5-24 Darrell Duffie Stanford Graduate School of Business Finance Size Discovery
2016-5-24 Murray Frank Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota Finance Rational Stock Market Catering
2016-5-17 Zhenyu Wang Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Finance Dynamics of the Expectation and Risk Premium in the OIS Term Structure
2016-5-17 Xiaoji Lin Ohio State University Finance The Elephant in the Room: the Impact of Labor Obligations on Credit Risk
2016-5-10 Marcin Kacperczyk Imperial College London Business School Finance Chasing Private Information
2016-5-10 Xiaolan Zhang McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
Finance Financing Intangible Capital
2016-4-26 Federico Bandi Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Finance Economic Uncertainty and Predictability
2016-4-7 Sreedhar Bharath W.P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
Finance Ephemeral Experiences, Long Lived Impact : Disasters and Portfolio Choice
2016-4-5 Kathy Yuan London School of Economics Finance Network Risk and Key Players: A Structural Analysis of Interbank Liquidity
2016-3-29 Stefan Zeume Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Finance Corporate Tax Havens and Transparency
2016-3-29 Yasushi Hamao Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Finance Selective Disclosure: The Case of Nikkei Preview Articles
2016-3-22 Gennaro Bernile Singapore Management University
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Finance Board Diversity, Firm Risk, and Corporate Policies
2016-2-23 Wei Dou MIT Sloan School of Management Finance Embrace or Fear Uncertainty: Growth Options, Limited Risk Sharing, and Asset Prices
2016-2-1 Guojun Chen Columbia University Finance Corporate Savings, Investment, and Financing with Aggregate Uncertainty Shocks
2016-2-1 Wenhao Yang University of Utah Finance Mutual Fund Management: Does Active Management Pay?
2016-1-15 Chengwei Wang INSEAD Finance Lesser-Known Stocks and Signal Cleans
2016-1-14 Zhen Zhou New York University Finance Systemic Bank Panics in Financial Networks
2016-1-14 Zhenduo Du Northwestern University Finance Endogenous Information Acquisition: Evidence from Web Visits to SEC Filings of Insider Trades
2016-1-12 Song Ma Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Finance The Life Cycle of Corporate Venture Capital
2016-1-12 Raymond C. W. Leung University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business
Finance Centralized versus Decentralized Delegated Portfolio Management under Moral Hazard
2015-12-22 Bo Sun (Brown Bag) Federal Reserve Board Finance Contracting with Feedback
2015-12-22 Lin Cong Booth School of Business, University Chicago Finance Dynamic Coordination and Intervention Policy
2015-12-15 Wenlan Qian NUS Business School, National University of Singapore Finance Unfair Trade Practices and Financial Intermediary Regulation
2015-12-7 Xuemin (Sterling) Yan Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business
University of Missouri
Finance Fundamental Analysis and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns: A Data-Mining Approach
2015-12-1 Shaojun Zhang The University of Hong Kong Finance Systemic Default and Return Predictability in the Stock and Bond Markets
2015-11-11 Li An PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University Finance Lottery-Related Anomalies: The Role of Reference-Dependent Preferences
2015-11-3 Zheng Michael Song Booth School of Business, University of Chicago Finance The Rise of China's Shadow Banking System
2015-11-3 Ming Gu (Brown Bag) Renmin University of China Finance Market Regulation and Private Equity Placements in China
2015-10-27 Cong Wang CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Finance Labor Unemployment Risk and CEO Incentive Compensation
2015-10-20 Tao Li City University of Hong Kong Finance Does Speculative Activity Have Real Effects?
2015-10-20 Wei Wang Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business, Queen’s University Finance Catch Me If You Can: Financial Misconduct around Corporate Headquarters Relocations
2015-9-29 Brandon Julio Lundquist College of Business Finance The Bright Side of Political Uncertainty: The Case of R&D
2015-7-21 Jennifer Carpenter Stern School of Business, New York University Finance The Real Value of China’s Stock Market
2015-7-7 Kose John NYU Finance Institutions, Markets and Growth: A Theory of Comparative Corporate Governance
2015-7-6 Neng Wang Columbia Business School Finance Investment under Uncertainty and the Value of Real and Financial Flexibility
2015-7-6 Dion Bongaerts Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Finance Cross-sectional Identification of Informed Trading
2015-6-30 Michael Weisbach The Ohio State University Finance Does Uncertainty about Management Affect Firms’ Costs of Borrowing?
2015-6-9 Bing Liang University of Massachusetts Finance The Role of Hedge Funds in the Security Price Formation Process
2015-6-2 Yiming Qian University of Iowa Finance Pre-Market Trading and IPO Pricing
2015-5-26 Stavros Panageas University of Chicago Finance Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement
2015-5-19 Zhi Da University of Notre Dame Finance Price Pressure from Coordinated Noise Trading: Evidence from Pension Fund Reallocations
2015-5-19 Feng Zhang  University of Utah Finance Overreaction to Merger and Acquisition Announcements
2015-5-12 Ronald Masulis University of New South Wales Finance Deal Initiation in Mergers and Acquisitions
2015-5-12 Adlai Fisher University of British Columbia Finance Levered Noise and the Limits of Arbitrage Pricing: Implications for Dividend S