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Hao Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Zutes Fellow

Office Location: LOW-3319

Office Phone: 585-475-3981

Fax: 585-475-6920

Email:
hzhang@saunders.rit.edu

Finance
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Meet Hao

Hao Zhang is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2010, he earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught several finance courses, such as Corporate Finance, Advanced Corporate Finance, Intermediate Investments, and Financial Management II. His current research interests include corporate governance, executive compensation, market microstructure, information intermediaries, tax avoidance, etc. His articles have been accepted for publication in academic journals such as Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), The Accounting Review (TAR), Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR), Review of Finance (RoF), Journal of Banking and Finance (JBF), Journal of Financial Markets (JFM), Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT), Journal of Business Finance & Accounting (JBFA), Journal of Business Ethics, etc. He is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. He is on sabbatical leave during 2016-2017 and visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Financial Economist.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information


Staff Assistant: Andrea Yancone
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6063
Education
  • Ph.D. in Finance from SUNY Buffalo, 2010
Experience
  • Associate Professor of Finance | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2015-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Finance | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2010-2015
  • Lecturer | State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffal | 2009-2010
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial markets
  • Stock market
Memberships
  • Financial Management Association
  • American Finance Association
Research

Journal Articles

  • Hassan, I., Hoi, C., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2017). Does Social Capital Matter in Corporate Decisions? Evidence from Corporate Tax Avoidance. Journal of Accounting Research, 55 (3), 629-668.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2017). Tournament Incentives and Firm Innovation. Review of Finance .
  • Hoi, C., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2016). Community Social Capital and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics .
  • Robin, A., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2016). Auditor Quality and Debt Covenants. Contemporary Accounting Research .
  • Hasan, I., Hoi, C., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2016). Social Capital and Debt Contracting: Evidence from Bank Loans and Public Bonds. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis .
  • Robin, A., & Zhang, H. (2015). Do Industry-Specialist Auditors Influence Stock Price Crash Risk?. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 34 (3), 47-79.
  • Chung, K., Kim, J., Kim, Y., & Zhang, H. (2015). Information Asymmetry and Corporate Cash Holdings. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 42 (9-10), 1341-1377.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2014). A Simple Approximation of Intraday Spreads Using Daily Data. Journal of Financial Markets , 94-120.
  • Jiang, Z., Kim, K., & Zhang, H. (2014). The Effects of Corporate Bailout on Firm Performance: International Evidence. Journal of Banking and Finance , 78-96.
  • Hasan, I., Hoi, C., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2014). Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Effect of Corporate Tax Avoidance on the Cost of Bank Loans. Journal of Financial Economics, 113 (1), 109-130.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2013). CEO Risk Incentives and Firm Performance Following R&D Increases. Journal of Banking and Finance, 37 (4), 1176-1194.
  • Hoi, C., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2013). Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Associated with Tax Avoidance? Evidence from Irresponsible CSR Activities. The Accounting Review, 88 (6), 2025-2059.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2011). Corporate Governance and Institutional Ownership. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 46 (1), 247-273.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2010). Insider Trading Regulation and Market Quality: Evidence from American Depositary Receipts. Asia Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 39 (3), 340-360.

Presentations

  • Hoi, S., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2016). Community Social Capital and Corporate Social Responsibility. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Ashok, R., & Zhang, H. (2016). Does Corruption Increase Trading Costs?. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2015). Do CEO Inside Debt Holdings Influence the Cost of Equity Capital?. Financial Management Association International (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Robin, A., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2014). Auditor Quality and Covenant Violations. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Robin, A., Wu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2013). Auditor Quality and Covenant Violations. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2013). Tournament Incentives and Firm Innovation. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2013). Tournament Incentives and Firm Innovation. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2012). CEO Risk Incentives and Firm Performance Following R&D Increases. American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2012). A Simple Approximation of Intraday Spreads Using Daily Data. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Chung, K., Kim, J., Kim, Y., & Zhang, H. (2011). Information Asymmetry and Corporate Cash Holdings. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Shen, C., & Zhang, H. (2011). CEO Risk Incentives and Firm Performance Following R&D Increases. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2011). A Simple Approximation of Intraday Spreads Using Daily Data. Midwest Finance Association Conference.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2010). Insider Trading Regulation and Market Quality: Evidence from ADRs. Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting.
  • Chung, K., & Zhang, H. (2010). A Simple Approximation of Intraday Spreads Using Daily Data. CRSP Forum.