Research Interests: empirical corporate finance, behavioral corporate finance, corporate diversification, labor finance.

Selected Publications (FT 50 Journals):

1. The Impact of Bank Credit on Labor Reallocation and Aggregate Industry Productivity, 2018, with Daniel Carvalho and Gordon Phillips, Journal of Finance, 73(6), 2787-2836.

2.  Employment Protection, Investment, and Firm Growth, 2020, with DJ Fairhurst and Matthew Serfling, Review of Financial Studies,         33(2), 644-688 (Historical Headquarters Data)

3Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth, with DJ Fairhurst and Matthew Serfling, Harvard Business
      Review (Online), 2019       

4.  Organizational Form and Trade Liberalization: Plant-level Evidence, 2021, Management Science, 67(12), 7755–7784 (Solo-authored)

5. Management Practices and Mergers and Acquisitions, 2022, with Wang Jin and Matthew Serfling, Management Science, 68(3), 


     Media Coverage:  Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog; Coller Capital

6. Social Capital and Individual Behaviors: Evidence from Financial Advisers", with Chenguang Shang, Chi Wan, and Eddie Zhao, 
    Journal of Business Ethics (2021), 1-24

7. Research: How Management Practices Impact M&A Outcomes, 2021, with Wang Jin and Matthew Serfling, Harvard Business Review (Online) 2021 

8. What a Difference a (Birth) Month Makes: the Relative Age Effect and Fund Manager Performance, 2019, with Linlin Ma, Kevin     Mullally, and David H. Solomon, Journal of Financial Economics, 123(1), 200-221

    Media Coverage: Wall Street Journal; Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

9. Fund Manager Skill in an Era of Globalization: Offshore Concentration and Fund Performance, 2021, with Yuehua Tang, Chi Wan, and Zafer Yuksel, Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2) Part A, 18-40 (Mutual Fund Offshore Concentration Data)

10. "What do Outside CEOs Really Do? Evidence from Plant-level Data", 2022, with Anahit Mkrtchyan,  Journal of Financial Economics, 147(1), January 2023, 27-48

11.  "Proximity and Knowledge Spillover", 2023, with Wang Jin and Sifan Zhou (Management Science, Forthcoming)

Working Papers:

1. "Platform-provided Disclosure on Investor Base and Entrepreneurial Success: Evidence from Crowdfunding", 2022, with Ting Chen, Xiumin Martin, and Chi Wan (R&R at The Accounting Review)

2. "Executives vs. Chatbots: Unmasking Insights through Human-AI Differences in Earnings Conference Q&A", 2023, with Nicole Boyson, Yi Cao, Miao Liu, and Chi Wan (NEW!!!, being revised for submission)

3. "Digital Resilience: How Work-From-Home Feasibility Affects Firm Performance", 2021, with Erik Brynjolfsson, Wang Jin, Sebastian Steffen and Chi Wan (being revised for submission)

4. "Thematic Investing in Mutual Funds", 2022, with Yuehua Tang, Chi Wan, and Zafer Yuksel (Submitted)

5. "Migration Fear and Minority Crowdfunding Success: Evidence from Kickstarter", 2021, with Bill Kerr, Chi Wan, and Alptug Yorulmaz (Submitted)

6. "Global Sales Network and Analyst Forecasting Accuracy", 2022, with Zhaoyang Gu, Chi Wan, and Chi Zhang (Submitted)

7. "Local Labor Market Competition and Capital Structure Decisions", 2022, with Massimo Massa, Chi Wan, and Yan Wang (being revised for submission)

8.  "Managing Climate Change Risks: Sea Level Rise and Mergers and Acquisitions", 2021, with Yongqiang Chu, Chen Shen, and Chi Wan  (R&R at Quarterly Journal of Finance )

9. "Growing Pains: The Effect of Labor Mobility on Corporate Investment over the Business Cycle", 2022, with Ashleigh Eldemire-Poindexter and Matthew Serfling (Submitted)

10. "Supply Chain Concentration in Active Portfolio Management", 2023, with Chi Wan, Zafer Yuksel, and Rafael Zambrana (being revised for submission)

12. "If You Cannot Beat Them, Acquire Them: Local Labor Market Competition and Mergers and Acquisitions", 2022, with Yi Cao, Tyler Hull, Chen Shen, and Chi Wan (Submitted)


1. "Deciphering the Unnecessary Obfuscation from the Necessary Complexity: Machine Learning Decomposition of Financial Reporting Readability", 2022, with Yi Cao, Feng Li, and Chi Wan

2. "Talent War, Financial Development, and Income Inequality", 2022, with Minggui Yu and Mengmeng He

3. "Pay Secrecy Laws and Corporate Social Responsibility", 2023, with Senlin Miao, Chi Wan, and Minggui Yu

4. "Beyond Profit: Unraveling the Social Face of State-Owned Enterprises in Labor Events", 2023, with Donghua Zhou

5. "Thy Bust, My Boom: Micro Evidence on Small Firms' Tech Evolution after Dot Com Bubble Burst", 2023, with Li Chen and Wenting Ma 

Other Publications:

1. "Capital Market Frictions and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Workplace Safety around Regulation SHO", 2020, with Eunju Lee and Chi Zhang, The Financial Review, 55(2), 339-360

2. "Financial Disclosure Transparency and Employee Wages", 2022, with Matthew Serfling and  Sarah Shaikh, The Financial Review, 57(4), 751-773

3. "The Impact of Social Capital on Individual Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Social Distancing", 2022, with Shuili Du, Wang Jin, and Chi Wan, Forthcoming, Empirical Economics

4. "Shareholder Litigation Risk and Peer Firm Disclosure", 2021, with Mengchao Ai, Ting Chen, Senlin Miao, and Amy Sun, Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance