Research



Publications:

Working Papers:

  • The Elephant in the Room: The Impact of Labor Obligations on Credit Markets, with Jack Favilukis and Xiaoji Lin. Under Revision.
    • Presented at: 2018 NBER Summer Institute on Capital Markets and the Economy; Drexel-PFED Conference on Credit Markets and the Macroeconomy; SED 2017; 2017 Mitsui Finance Symposium on Labor and Corporate Finance; WFA 2016; SFS 2016; 2016 Adam Smith Asset Pricing Workshop; 2016 Econometric Society Winter Meetings.
  • Social Media and Financial Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Information Aggregation on Wikipedia, with Alfred Liu, Sean Xu, and Michael Zhang.
    • Presented at: Erasmus University; Georgia State University; George Washington University; MIT; University of Connecticut; University of Georgia; the European Centre for Economic Research (ZEW); 2014 NYAFF conference; 2015 FARS mid-year conference; 2015 CAAA meeting.
  • The Opposing Effects of Information Complexity and Information Content on Return Volatility, with Frederico Belo, Jun Li, and Xiaoji Lin.
    • Winner of 2015 Crowell Memorial Prize (second prize), Paper Competition, PanAgora Asset Management
    • Presented at: Cubist Systematic Strategies; University of Oklahoma; University of Waterloo; PanAgora Asset Management; 2015 Lone Star Finance Conference; Midwest Finance Association 2016 Meetings; 2016 Mid-Atlantic Research Conference (MARC) in Finance; 2016 China International Conference in Finance; Financial Management Association 2016 Meetings; American Finance Association 2017 Meetings.
  • The Neglected Risks in the Communication of Mortgage-Backed Securities Offering Process, with Harold H. Zhang and Feng Zhao.
    • Presented at: University of Waterloo; Erasmus University; Second Annual (2015) Conference on Financial Market Regulation (SEC, Washington DC); 2015 China International Conference in Finance; Financial Management Association 2015 Meetings; 2016 Fixed Income and Financial Institutions Conference; 2016 Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA) at University of Toronto.
  • The Power of Economic Networks: Investor Recognition Through Supply-Chain Relationships, with Ling Cen, Erfan Danesh, and Chayawat Ornthanalai. Under Revision.
    • Presented at: 2015 London Business School Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference; European Finance Association 2015 Meetings; Northern Finance Association 2015 Meetings; 2015 Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA) at Rutgers University; 2016 China International Conference in Finance.
  • Gaming Disclosure Threshold by Financial Intermediaries: Evidence from Regulation AB, with Lantian Liang, Harold H. Zhang, and Feng Zhao.
    • Presented at: Fordham University; SEC; 2015 Fixed Income Conference (Charlotte); 2015 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting; European Finance Association 2015 Meetings; Northern Finance Association 2015 Meetings; Financial Management Association 2015 Meetings; CFA-FRL-JIFMIM-Schulich Conference on Governance and Misconduct; 2016 China International Conference in Finance.
  • The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism on Firm Activities: Evidence from 8-K Filings, with Simi Kedia and Xianjue Wang.
    • Presented at: 2016 Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA) at University of Toronto.
  • When Buyers Get Cold Feet: What is the Value of a Bidder Termination Provision in a Takeover?, with Zhiyao Chen, Hamed Mahmudi, and Aazam Virani. Under Revision.
    • Winner of CELS 2016 Theodore Eisenberg Poster Prize
    • Presented at: 2016 Journal of Law, Accounting, and Finance (JLFA) Conference at Northwestern; Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 2016 at Duke; Northern Finance Association 2013; Midwest Finance Association 2013; Toronto (Rotman); Oklahoma (Price).