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Professor Chendi Zhang

Professor Chendi Zhang

Associate Dean for Research and Impact (Business School), Professor of Finance and Director of Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Chendi Zhang is Professor of Finance and the Director of Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre. He is Associate Dean for Research & Impact at the University of Exeter Business School. He specialises in sustainable and responsible finance, corporate finance, behavioural finance, and emerging markets.

He began his career working in investment banking in Shanghai. After his PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, he worked as a consultant for the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank in Washington DC. Before joining Exeter, he was a faculty member of Warwick Business School (2007-2019). He has also taught at Cambridge, Sheffield, and Tilburg universities. He is an external examiner for Imperial College Business School.

Professor Zhang's research has been covered by the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, CBS and Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum, presented at the annual meetings of American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, SFS Cavalcade and FIRS, and appeared in research/policy paper series of NBER, CEPR, ECGI and World Bank. He has received research funding from the British Academy, BNY Mellon and World Bank.

He received "Outstanding MBA Teacher" and “Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Programme” teaching awards from Warwick Business School. He acted as a consultant on sustainable investing and emerging markets finance for the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (Washington DC), Robeco SAM (Zurich), Bank of New York Mellon and Newton Investment Management (London). He held visiting academic appointments at the Universities of Boston, Miami, Tilburg, Beijing Normal, and CUFE (China).

Qualifications

  • PhD Financial Economics (CentER, Tilburg)
  • MRes Finance (CentER, Tilburg)
  • MSc Economics (Tilburg)
  • BSc International Finance (Shanghai Jiao Tong)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kumar A, Lei Z, Zhang C (2022). Dividend sentiment, catering incentives, and return predictability. Journal of Corporate Finance, 72, 102128-102128. DOI.
Albuquerque R, Lei Z, Rocholl J, Zhang C (2020). Citizens United vs. FEC and corporate political activism. Journal of Corporate Finance, 60, 101547-101547. DOI.
Albuquerque R, Koskinen Y, Yang S, Zhang C (2020). Resiliency of Environmental and Social Stocks: an Analysis of the Exogenous COVID-19 Market Crash. The Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 9(3), 593-621. Abstract. DOI.
Chen Y, Kumar A, Zhang C (2020). Searching for Gambles: Gambling Sentiment and Stock Market Outcomes. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 56(6), 2010-2038. Abstract. DOI.
Albuquerque R, Koskinen Y, Zhang C (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Risk: Theory and Empirical Evidence (Lead Article). MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 65(10), 4451-4469. DOI.
SORGE M, ZHANG C, KOUFOPOULOS K (2017). Short-Term Corporate Debt around the World. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 49(5), 997-1029. DOI.
Lei Z, Zhang C (2016). Leveraged buybacks. Journal of Corporate Finance, 39, 242-262. DOI.
Goergen M, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2015). Do UK Institutional Shareholders Monitor their Investee Firms?. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 8(1), 39-56. DOI.
Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2011). Is ethical money financially smart? Nonfinancial attributes and money flows of socially responsible investment funds. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 20(4), 562-588. DOI.
Palomino F, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2009). Information salience, investor sentiment, and stock returns: the case of British soccer betting. Journal of Corporate Finance, 15(3), 368-387. DOI.
Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2008). Socially responsible investments: Institutional aspects, performance, and investor behavior. Journal of Banking & Finance, 32(9), 1723-1742. DOI.
Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2008). The price of ethics and stakeholder governance: the performance of socially responsible mutual funds. Journal of Corporate Finance, 14(3), 302-322. DOI.
Bellemare C, Krause M, Kröger S, Zhang C (2005). Myopic loss aversion: Information feedback vs. investment flexibility. Economics Letters, 87(3), 319-324. DOI.

Chapters

Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2016). Socially Responsible Investment Funds. In  (Ed) A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, 395-412.  Abstract. DOI.
Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2012). Money-Flows of Socially Responsible Investment Funds around the World. In  (Ed) Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists, 455-477.  Abstract. DOI.
Sorge M, Zhang C (2009). Currency and Maturity Mismatches in Latin America. In  (Ed) The Banking Crisis Handbook, 353-372. DOI.
Sorge M, Zhang C (2009). Currency and maturity mismatches in latin america. In  (Ed) The Banking Crisis Handbook, 353-372.  Abstract. DOI.

Publications by year


2022

Kumar A, Lei Z, Zhang C (2022). Dividend sentiment, catering incentives, and return predictability. Journal of Corporate Finance, 72, 102128-102128. DOI.

2021

Cuculiza C, Kumar A, Xin W, Zhang C (2021). Climate Change, Analyst Forecasts, and Market Behavior. DOI.

2020

Albuquerque R, Lei Z, Rocholl J, Zhang C (2020). Citizens United vs. FEC and corporate political activism. Journal of Corporate Finance, 60, 101547-101547. DOI.
Albuquerque RA, Koskinen Y, Yang S, Zhang C (2020). Love in the Time of COVID-19: the Resiliency of Environmental and Social Stocks. DOI.
Albuquerque R, Koskinen Y, Yang S, Zhang C (2020). Resiliency of Environmental and Social Stocks: an Analysis of the Exogenous COVID-19 Market Crash. The Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 9(3), 593-621. Abstract. DOI.
Chen Y, Kumar A, Zhang C (2020). Searching for Gambles: Gambling Sentiment and Stock Market Outcomes. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 56(6), 2010-2038. Abstract. DOI.

2019

Kumar A, Xin W, Zhang C (2019). Climate Sensitivity and Predictable Returns. DOI.
Chen Y, Kumar A, Zhang C (2019). Social Sentiment and Asset Prices. DOI.

2018

Albuquerque R, Koskinen Y, Zhang C (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Risk: Theory and Empirical Evidence (Lead Article). MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 65(10), 4451-4469. DOI.

2017

Kumar A, Lei Z, Zhang C (2017). Dividend Sentiment, Catering Incentives, and Return Predictability. DOI.
SORGE M, ZHANG C, KOUFOPOULOS K (2017). Short-Term Corporate Debt around the World. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 49(5), 997-1029. DOI.

2016

Lei Z, Zhang C (2016). Leveraged buybacks. Journal of Corporate Finance, 39, 242-262. DOI.
Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2016). Socially Responsible Investment Funds. In  (Ed) A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, 395-412.  Abstract. DOI.

2015

Albuquerque RA, Lei Z, Rocholl J, Zhang C (2015). Citizens United vs. FEC and Corporate Political Activism. DOI.
Goergen M, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2015). Do UK Institutional Shareholders Monitor their Investee Firms?. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 8(1), 39-56. DOI.

2014

Edmans A, Li L, Zhang C (2014). Employee Satisfaction, Labour Market Flexibility, and Stock Returns Around the World. NBER Working Paper No. 20300.

2013

Li L, Zhang C (2013). Happiness and Alpha. DOI.
Sorge M, Zhang C, Koufopoulos K (2013). Short-term Corporate Debt Around the World. DOI.

2012

Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2012). Money-Flows of Socially Responsible Investment Funds around the World. In  (Ed) Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists, 455-477.  Abstract. DOI.

2011

Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2011). Is ethical money financially smart? Nonfinancial attributes and money flows of socially responsible investment funds. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 20(4), 562-588. DOI.

2009

Sorge M, Zhang C (2009). Currency and Maturity Mismatches in Latin America. In  (Ed) The Banking Crisis Handbook, 353-372. DOI.
Sorge M, Zhang C (2009). Currency and maturity mismatches in latin america. In  (Ed) The Banking Crisis Handbook, 353-372.  Abstract. DOI.
Palomino F, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2009). Information salience, investor sentiment, and stock returns: the case of British soccer betting. Journal of Corporate Finance, 15(3), 368-387. DOI.
Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2009). Is Ethical Money Financially Smart? the Impact of Non-Financial Investment Attributes. DOI.

2008

Goergen M, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2008). Do UK Institutional Shareholders Monitor Their Investee Firms?. DOI.
Palomino F, Renneboog L, Zhang C (2008). Information Salience, Investor Sentiment, and Stock Returns: the Case of British Soccer Betting. DOI.
Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2008). Socially responsible investments: Institutional aspects, performance, and investor behavior. Journal of Banking & Finance, 32(9), 1723-1742. DOI.
Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2008). The Price of Ethics and Stakeholder Governance: the Performance of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds. DOI.
Renneboog L, Ter Horst J, Zhang C (2008). The price of ethics and stakeholder governance: the performance of socially responsible mutual funds. Journal of Corporate Finance, 14(3), 302-322. DOI.

2007

Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2007). Socially Responsible Investments: Methodology, Risk Exposure and Performance. DOI.
Horst JT, Zhang C, Renneboog L (2007). Socially Responsible Investments: Methodology, Risk and Performance. DOI.
Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2007). The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds. DOI.

2006

Renneboog L, Horst JT, Zhang C (2006). Is Ethical Money Financially Smart?. DOI.
Horst JT, Zhang C, Renneboog L (2006). The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Mutual Funds. DOI.

2005

Palomino F, Zhang C, Renneboog L (2005). Information Salience and News Absorption by the Stock Market: the Peculiar Case of Betting Markets. DOI.
Bellemare C, Krause M, Kröger S, Zhang C (2005). Myopic loss aversion: Information feedback vs. investment flexibility. Economics Letters, 87(3), 319-324. DOI.
Palomino F, Zhang C, Renneboog L (2005). Stock Price Reactions to Short-Lived Public Information: the Case of Betting Odds. DOI.

2004

Bellemare C, Krause MU, Kröger S, Zhang C (2004). Myopic Loss Aversion: Information Feedback vs. Investment Flexibility. DOI.

2003

Bellemare C, Krause M, Kröger S, Zhang C (2003). Myopic Loss Aversion, Information Dissemination, and the Equity Premium Puzzle. DOI.

External positions

  • External examiner for Finance Masters programmes at Imperial College London.
  • Referee for the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, British Journal of Management, Corporate Governance:  International Review, European Economic Review, European Financial Management, European Journal of Finance, Financial Review, Journal of Behavioural Decision Making, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Economic Survey, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and Journal of International Money and Finance.
  • External examiner for PhD thesis at Universities of Manchester, Queen’s and Reading.
  • Editorial Review Board member for the Journal of Business Research.
  • Grant reviewer for the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and German Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Book reviewer for McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Imperial College Press.

Modules

2022/23

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