Jeffrey Zhang

Contact Information

Jeffrey Zhang

Associate Professor of Finance

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • FIN 360 - Investments
  • FIN 460 - Portfolio Management & Security Analysis
  • FIN 480 - Options and Futures Markets


  • University of Rhode Island, PhD
  • University of Northern Iowa, MBA/MAcc

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Fixed income
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • International finance

Selected Publications

  • Hickox, C., Lin, B., Oppenheimer, O., Zhang, T. How do Analysts React to Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits? To appear in Journal of Economics and Business.
  • An, H., Chen, Y., Luo, D., Zhang, T. Government Officials Turnover and Corporate Capital Investment: China Evidence. To appear in Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Liu, J., Tao, Q., Hou, W., Zhang, T. Systematic Risk, Government Policy Intervention, and Dynamic Contrarian Investments. To appear in International Review of Economics and Finance.
  • Chen, C., Huang, S. Zhang, T. Non-Interest Income, Trading, and Bank Risk. To appear in Journal of Financial Services Research.
  • An, H., Wu, Q., Zhang, T. REIT Liquidity Management and Institutional Investors. To appear in Journal of Real Estate Research.
  • Chen, S., Lin, B., Lu, R., Zhang, T. (2015). Controlling Shareholders' Incentives and Executive Pay-for-Performance Sensitivity: Evidence from the Split Share Structure Reform in China. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 34, 147-160.
  • Mohan, N., Zhang, T. (2014). An Analysis of Risk-Taking for Defined Benefit Public Pension Plans. Journal of Banking and Finance, 40, 403-419.
  • An, H., Lee, Y., Zhang, T. (2014). Do Corporations Manipulate Earnings to Meet or Beat Analysts' Expectations? Evidence from Pension Plan Assumption Changes. Review of Accounting Studies, 19(2), 698-735.
  • Wang, F., Zhang, T. (2014). Financial Crisis and Credit Crunch in the Housing Market. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 49, 256-276.
  • Chen, X., Yao, T., Yu, T., Zhang, T. (2014). Learning and Incentive: A Study Based on Analyst Response to Pension Underfunding. Journal of Banking and Finance, 45, 26-42.
  • Wang, F., Zhang, T. (2014). The Effect of Unfunded Pension Liabilities on Bond Ratings, Default Probability and Recovery Rate. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 43(4), 781-802.
  • An, H., Zhang, T. (2013). Stock Price Synchronicity, Crash Risk, and Institutional Investors? Journal of Corporate Finance, 21, 1-15.
  • An, H., Huang, Z., Zhang, T. (2013). What Determines Corporate Pension Fund Risk-Taking Strategy? Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(2), 597-613
  • Chen, X., Yu, T., Zhang, T. (2013). What Drives Corporate Pension Plan Contributions: Moral Hazard or Tax Benefits? Financial Analysts Journal, 69(4), 58-72.
  • Lin, B., Lu, R., and Zhang, T. (2012). Tax-Induced Earnings Management in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China. Journal of the American Taxation Association, 34(2), 19-44.
  • Yao, T., Yu, T., Zhang, T., Chen, S. (2011). Asset Growth and Stock Returns: Evidence from Asian Financial Market. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 19(1), 115-139.
  • Huang, Z., Heian, J., Zhang, T. (2011). Difference of Opinion, Overconfidence, and the High-volume Return Premium. Journal of Financial Research, 34(1), 1-25.