Jianing Zhang, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Finance, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2013
Ph.D. in Polymer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008
M.S. in Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, China, 2002
B.E. in Polymer Engineering, Tongji University, China, 1999

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business and Public Management, Wenzhou-Kean University, 2019 – Present
Associate Professor of Finance, School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2016 – 2019
Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2013– 2016

Biography

Initially born in Henan province of China, Dr.  Zhang is currently a U.S. citizen with Chinese permanent resident status. He obtained a Ph.D. in finance at the Pennsylvania State University and another Ph.D. in Polymer Science at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining the WKU in 2019, he was an associate professor of finance at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Dr. Zhang’s research interests include mutual funds, fixed income, credit derivatives, and corporate performance. He has published in numerous journals, including Journal of Banking & Finance, Finance Research Letters, Financial Review, International Review of Economics & Finance, International Journal of Finance & Economics, Journal of Chemical Physics, and Physical Review E. His work has been cited 327 times in Google Scholar. Dr. Zhang was enrolled in the “Pu Jiang Talent Program” in Shanghai. He is currently participating in two National Natural Science Foundation of China projects. And he is an honorable member of the European Institute for Research & Development.

Dr. Zhang’s course FIN 3380, “Introduction to Derivatives,” was selected as the First Rated Course in Zhejiang Province in 2021. He advised the student team who won the Merit Award in the S&P Global Corporate Valuation Challenge 2021. He won the WKU Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2022.

Research Interests

Dr. Zhang’s research interests include mutual funds, fixed income, credit derivatives, corporate performance, and financial technology.

  • Performance of both equity and bond mutual funds
  • Inflation forecast of the embedded option in the Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
  • Determinants of sovereign credit default swaps
  • Ownership concentration and corporate performance
  • Trading of cryptocurrencies

Teaching

  • GMBA 5350: Multinational Financial Management
  • FIN 3320: Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • FIN 4998: Senior Thesis
  • FIN 3310: Management of Corporate Finance I
  • FIN 3380: Introduction to Derivatives
  • Investments
  • Asset Pricing: Theories and Applications
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hu, Z., Zhang, J., 2022. Influence of bank loans on listed company performance: evidence from China. In: Barnett, W.A. and Sergi, B.S. (Ed.), Comparative Analysis of Trade and Finance in Emerging Economies (International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Vol. 31). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, Forthcoming. (Scopus‒Q2)

Jiang, Y., Zhang, J., 2022. The relationship between capital structure and performance of real estate companies in China. In: Barnett, W.A. and Sergi, B.S. (Ed.), Comparative Analysis of Trade and Finance in Emerging Economies (International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Vol. 31). Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, Forthcoming. (Scopus‒Q2)

He, Z., Yang, J., Zhang, J., 2014. Hedge Fund. In: Chen, X. and Liu, Y. (Ed.), Financial Institutions and Risk Management. Truth & Wisdom Press, Shanghai, pp. 143−166.

ARTICLES

Lai, S., Liang, H., Liu, Z., Pu, X., Zhang, J., 2022. Ownership concentration among entrepreneurial firms: The growth-control trade-off. International Review of Economics & Finance 78, 122‒140. (SSCI‒Q2, ABS‒2, ABDC‒A, Scopus‒Q1)

Lai, S., Pu, X., Wang, Q., Zhang, J., 2022. Reference prices and withdrawn acquisitions. International Journal of Finance & Economics, published online. (SSCI‒Q2, ABS‒3, ABDC‒B, Scopus‒Q2)

Jin, J., Zhang, J., 2022. The stock performance of green bonds issuers during COVID-19 pandemic: the case of China. Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Forthcoming. (ESCI‒Q4, ABS‒2, ABDC‒C, Scopus‒Q3)

Han, T., Zhang, J., 2022. The impact of continuous tightening policies on China’s real estate industry. International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Forthcoming. (ABDC‒C, Scopus‒Q3)

Ding, Z., Zhang, J., 2022. The impact of government subsidies on the innovation of new energy vehicle companies. International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Forthcoming. (ABDC‒C, Scopus‒Q3)

Ji, W., Zhang, J., 2022. The impact of Covid-19 on the E-commerce companies in China. Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research 11, 45‒55. (Scopus accepted)

Yang, Y., Zhang, J., 2022. The impact of Covid-19 on the performance of Chinese online educational industry. Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research 11, 91‒100. (Scopus accepted)

Grishchenko, O., Vanden, J., Zhang, J., 2016. The informational content of the embedded deflation option in TIPS. Journal of Banking & Finance 65, 1‒26. (SSCI‒Q1, ABS‒3, ABDC‒A*, Scopus‒Q1)

Pu, X., Zhang, J., 2012. Can dual-currency sovereign CDS predict exchange rate returns? Finance Research Letters 9, 157‒166. (SSCI‒Q1, ABS‒2, ABDC‒A, Scopus‒Q1)

Pu, X., Zhang, J., 2012. Sovereign CDS spreads, volatility, and liquidity: Evidence from 2010 German short sale ban. Financial Review 47, 171‒197. (ABS‒3, ABDC‒A, Scopus‒Q3)

Zhang, J., Murugappan M., 2009. Simulations of nucleation and elongation of amyloid fibrils. Journal of Chemical Physics 130, 035102 (1‒17). (SCI‒Q1, Scopus‒Q1)

Zhang, J., Murugappan M., 2007. Monte Carlo simulations of single crystals from polymer solutions. Journal of Chemical Physics 126, 234904 (1‒18). (SCI‒Q1, Scopus‒Q1)

Zhang, J., Jiang, X., Zhang, H., Yang, Y., 2002. Studies of viscoelastic effects on the phase separation dynamics of polymer mixtures. Journal of Fudan University (Chinese) 41, 301‒308.

Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Yang Y., 2001. Kinetics and morphologies of viscoelastic phase separation, Physical Review E 64, 051510 (1‒10). (SCI‒Q1, Scopus‒Q1)

Zhong, S., Zhang, J., Li, P., 2001. Present situation and future of plastic materials database. China Plastics (Chinese) 15, 15‒20.