Doctorate of Philosophy, Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse 1
Areas of expertise
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
Dr. Zhao got his PhD from Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse 1, in 2008. His areas of research include corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation, and contract theory. The current research topics include boards of directors, takeover, and corporate innovation. He has published in various finance journals including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Banking and Finance. He has presented his papers at prominent academic conferences such as American Finance Association (AFA) 2014, WFA 2017, European Finance Association (EFA) annual conference 2012. He won CICF (China International Conference in Finance) best paper award in 2010. He was an ad hoc referee of Rand Journal of Economics. Dr. Zhao has teaching experience in Corporate Finance, M&A, and Microeconomics.