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Li An

PERSONAL  PROFILE

Zhuo Chen is an Associate Professor at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, the deputy director of Minsheng Wealth Management Research Center, Tsinghua University PBCSF-NIFR. Zhuo received his Ph.D. in Finance from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2014. Before that, he earned his M.A. degree in Economics from Duke University in 2009 and dual bachelor degrees in engineering and economics from Peking University in 2007.

His research interests include Chinese financial markets, empirical asset pricing with a focus on market frictions, and financial econometrics. His research work has been published in academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Review of Finance, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, etc. His research has won several awards, including the SFS Cavalcade Arthur Warga Award for the Best Paper in Fixed Income, the China Financial Research Conference Best Paper Award, the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Best Paper Award, the Second Prize in Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Academic Competition, and PanAgora Crowell Memorial Prize Finalist.


ACADEMIC  EXPERIENCE

Tsinghua University, PBC School of Finance

    Associate Professor of Finance (without tenure), 12/2020-present

    Assistant Professor of Finance, 09/2014-11/2020

National Institute of Financial Research, Minsheng Wealth Management Research Center

    Deputy Director, 11/2016-present


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2009-2014     

M.A., Economics, Duke University, 2007-2009

B.E., Engineering Structure Analysis & Economics, Peking University, 2003-2007                                                             

RESEARCH  INTERESTS

Chinese Financial Markets, Empirical Asset Pricing, Financial Market Frictions, 

Quantitative Portfolio Management

 

PUBLICATIONS

1. “Pledgeability and Asset Prices: Evidence from Chinese Corporate Bond Markets,” with Hui Chen, Zhiguo He, Jinyu Liu, and Rengming Xie, The Journal of Finance, forthcoming

2. “The Financing of Local Government in China: Stimulus Loan Wanes and Shadow Banking Waxes,” with Zhiguo He and Chun Liu, Journal of Financial Economics 137, July 2020, pp. 42-71.

3. “A Market-Based Funding Liquidity Measure,” with Andrea Lu, Review of Asset Pricing Studies 9 (2), December 2019, pp.356-393

4. Empirical Investigation of an Equity Pairs Trading Strategy (with Huafeng Chen, Shaojun Chen, and Feng Li), Management Science 65 (1), January 2019, pp. 370-389

5. A Performance Comparison of Large-n Factor Estimators (with Gregory Connor and Robert Korajczyk), Review of Asset Pricing Studies 8 (1), June 2018, pp. 153-182

6. Seeing the Unobservable from the Invisible: The Role of CO2 in Measuring Consumption Risk (with Andrea Lu), Review of Finance 22 (3), May 2018, pp. 977-1009

7. “Slow Diffusion of Information and Price Momentum in Stocks: Evidence from Options Markets,” with Andrea Lu, Journal of Banking and Finance 75, February 2017, pp. 98-108

8. “Growing Pains: International Instability and Equity Market Returns,” with Andrea Lu and Zhuqing Yang, Financial Management 46 (1), Spring 2017, pp. 59-87

9.  COVID-19 Vaccines and Global Stock Markets (with Kam Fong Chan, Yuanji Wen, and Tong Xu), Finance Research Letters, forthcoming



PUBLICATION  IN  CHINESE

1. 缓兵之计?地方债务展期与隐性违约风险——来自地方融资平台“借新还旧”的经验证据(合作者:郁芸君,张一林,蒲明),经济学(季刊),录用待刊

2.“能力”或“运气”:中国私募证券投资基金的多维择时与价值(合作者:祝小全,曹泉伟),经济学(季刊),录用待刊

3.“常态化防疫”阶段我国经济现状与基于科技的应对之策(合作者:田轩,刘碧波),中国科学基金,2020,第34卷,第6期,pp. 724-732

4.  空气污染是否加剧了新冠病毒的传播?来自中国城市的实证研究(合作者:陈珂琪,李洁),经济学报,2021 年 9 月,第 8 卷第 3 期,224-258

5.  隐性杠杆约束、流动性风险和投资者情绪(合作者:祝小全),金融研究(2021年第10期),总第496期,171-18



WORKING  PAPERS

1. “Characteristics-based Factors,” with Bibo Liu, Huijun Wang, Zhengwei Wang, and Jianfeng Yu, January 2020

2. “Are Short Sellers and Margin Traders Twin Sisters or Stepsisters,” with Pengfei Li, Zhengwei Wang, and Bohui Zhang, November 2021

3. “Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Asset Pricing: Evidence from International Stock Markets,” with Jinyu Liu, Andrea Lu and Libin Tao, December 2019

4. “Investor Sentiment and the Pricing of Macro Risks for Hedge Funds,” with Andrea Lu and Xiaoquan Zhu, February 2021

5. “Investor Sentiment and the Pricing of Characteristics-based Factors,” with Bibo Liu, Huijun Wang, Zhengwei Wang, and Jianfeng Yu, February 2020

6. “Inconsistent regulations and firm performance in the long run: the case of IPO windfalls,” with Bibo Liu, Hao Wang, and Haotian Xu, March 2020

7. “Assessing and Addressing the Coronavirus-induced Economic Crisis: Evidence from 1.5 Billion Sales Invoices,” with Pengfei Li, Li Liao, and Zhengwei Wang, December 2020

8. “Local Political-turnover-induced Uncertainty and Bond Market Pricing,” with Andrea Lu, Huili Xiao, and Xiaoquan Zhu, December 2021



WORK  IN  PROGRESS

1. Inconsistent Regulations and Firm Performance in the Long Run: the Case of IPO Windfalls (with Bibo Liu, Hao Wang, and Haotian Xu), March 2020


HONORS  AND  AWARDS

2021, Nominee of Masahiko Aoki Award for Economics Paper                                                                            

2020, PwC 3535 Finance Forum Best Paper Award                                                  

2020, Tsinghua University – University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics and Finance Grant  

2019, Arthur Warga Award for the Best Paper in Fixed Income at the SFS Cavalcade North America      

2017, The Second China Financial Research Conference Best Paper Award             

2014, The 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Best Paper Award        

2014, PanAgora Crowell Memorial Prize Finalist                       

2013, Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Academic Competition Second Prize 

2013, The 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference PhD Forum Second Prize                  

2013, The 26th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference PhD Forum Travel Grant       

2013, AFA Student Travel Grant            

2012, The 25th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference PhD Forum Travel Grant   

2009-2014, Kellogg School of Management Fellowship 

2007-2009, Duke University Partial Tuition Waiver Fellowship                 

2006, Peking University Dean’s List           

2006, Peking University Canon Grants for Elite Students       

2006, Lee-Shiu Travel Scholarship                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                         

CONFERENCES  AND  SEMINARS  PRESENTATIONS (* indicates presentation by co-author)

2022: 

Conferences – American Finance Association Annual Meeting                                                                            


2021: 

Conferences – 13rd Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference in Collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements*, International Banking Economics and Finance Association Summer Meeting*, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference*, European Finance Association Annual Meeting, China International Conference in Finance* 

Seminars–Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) School of Management and Economics, Fudan University Fanhai International School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics


2020: 

Conferences  American Finance Association Annual Meeting*, NBER Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting*, Napa/Sonoma Conference*, Eagle Labs Annual Conference in Financial Economics Research*, Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference

Seminars – University of Western Australia Business School, Sun Yat-Sen Business School, Southern University of Science and Technology Department of Finance


2019:

Conferences – Finance Down Under, Financial Intermediation Research Society*, SFS Cavalcade North America*, Behavioral Finance Working Group Conference*, FMA Asia/Pacific Conference*, WEAI Conference*, Mitsui Finance Symposium*, Erasmus Liquidity Conference*, European Finance Association Annual Meeting*, China International Conference in Finance, Mutual Funds and Factor Investing Conference at Lancaster University, The 7th Indonesian Financial Management Association International Conference*, NBER Summer Institute*, Northern Finance Association*, China Financial Research Conference*, FRIC 2019 Conference*, The 6th Vietnam International Conference in Finance*

Seminars– Academy of Financial Research at Zhejiang University, Jinhe Center for Economic Research at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Institute of Financial Studies at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics


2018: 

Conferences  China International Conference in Finance, The Third Research in Behavioral Finance Conference, 2018 Policy Conference on Reforms and Liberalization of China’s Capital Market*, Guanghua International Symposium on Finance*

Seminars – Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance


2017: 

Conferences - Conference on Globalization, Development, and Economic and Financial Stability*, HKUST Finance Symposium*,  SFS Cavalcade Asia Pacific*, Summer Institute of Finance, China Financial Research Conference, China International Conference in Finance*, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research 5th Annual Conference*, The 2nd IMF-Atlanta Fed Research Workshop*, NBER Chinese Economy Working Group Meeting*, The Nankai University School of Finance Annual Conference*, FMA Asia-Pacific Meeting*

Seminars - University of International Economics and Business School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics (School of Finance), Renmin University of China (School of Finance)


2016: 

Conferences  The 11th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets*, The 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference*, China Financial Research Conference*, The 9thInternational Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium*, The 8th Paris Hedge Fund Research Conference*

Seminars  Central University of Finance and Economics (School of Finance), Renmin University of China (Hanqing), Seminar Series at Centre for Asian Business and Economics, University of Melbourne


2015: 

Conferences Paris December Finance Meeting, Western Finance Association Annual Conference*, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research 3rd Annual Conference

Seminars Central University of Finance and Economics, Renmin University of China School of Business, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Nanjing University Business School


2014: 

Conferences The 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Northern Finance Association Conference, ESMT Asset Management Conference, China International Conference in Finance, Financial Intermediation Research Society*, The 5th Risk Management Conference in Mont Tremblant, The 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, The 3rd International Conference on Futures and Derivatives Markets, The 3rd Luxembourg Asset Management Summit, Multinational Finance Society Conference*

Seminars Peking University (GSM), Arizona State University (Carey), Purdue University (Krannert), PanAgora Asset Management, Citadel LLC, Moody’s Analytics, Georgetown University (McDonough), City University of Hong Kong, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Tsinghua University (PBCSF)


2013: 

Conferences The 26thAustralasian Finance and Banking Conference and PhD Forum, FDIC/JFSR 13th Bank Research Conference, Financial Management Association Conference, Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition*, PKU-Tsinghua-Stanford Conference in Quantitative Finance, European Finance Association Conference*, The 24thAnnual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting*, SoFiE Large-Scale Factor Models in Finance Conference*, Midwest Finance Association Conference*

Seminars Northwestern University (Kellogg)


2012: 

Conferences - The 25thAustralasian Finance and Banking Conference and PhD Forum*

Seminars - Northwestern University (Kellogg)


INVITED  DISCUSSIONS:

  • “Understanding credit risk for Chinese companies using machine learning: A default-based approach,” by Edward Altman, Xiaolu Hu, and Jing Yu, 2021 FINR Annual Conference 

  • “De facto time-varying indices-based benchmarks for mutual fund returns,” by Tingting Cheng, Cheng Yan, and Yayi Yan, 2021 China International Forum on Finance and Policy 

  • “The collateral channel of monetary policy: Evidence from China,” by Hanming Fang, Yongqin Wang, and Xian Wu, China International Conference on Macroeconomics, 2021 

  • “Third-party cookies, data sharing, and return comovement,” by Si Cheng, Yupeng Lin, Ruichang Lu, and Xiaojun Zhang, China Advanced Research in Finance

  • “A Market Approach for Convergence Trades,” by Isabel Figuerola-Ferretti, Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, and Tao Tang, Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2020

  • “ESG Preference and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Mispricing and Institutional Trading,” by Jie (Jay) Cao, Sheridan Titman, Xintong (Eunice) Zhan, and Weiming (Elaine) Zhang, Workshop on Green Finance and ESG Analysis, 2019

  • “Political Uncertainty and Commodity Markets,” by Kewei Hou, Ke Tang, and Bohui Zhang, China International Conference in Finance, 2019

  • “Trend Factors in China,” by Yang Liu, Guofu Zhou, and Yingzi Zhu, China International Conference in Finance, 2019

  • “Borrower Ratings, Officer Incentives and Loan Contracting: Evidence from a State-Owned Bank,” by Hongqi Yuan, Yiyuan Zhou, and Hong Zou, China Financial Research Conference, 2019

  • “Implicit Credit Support, Wealth Management Products, and Bank Profitability,” by Kaihua Deng, The 3rd Summer Workshop in Finance RUC Hanqing, 2019

  • “Arbitrage Portfolios,” by Soohum Kim, Robert Korajczyk, and Andreas Neuhierl, Mutual Funds and Factor Investing Conference at Lancaster University, 2019

  • “The Diversification Benefits and Policy Risks of Accessing China’s Stock Market,” by Chenyu Shan, Dragon Yongjun Tang, Sarah Qian Wang, and Chang Zhang, Guanghua International Symposium on Finance, 2018

  • “The Value and Real Effects of Implicit Government Guarantees,” by Shuang Jin, Wei Wang, and Zilong Zhang, Summer Institute of Finance, 2018

  • “Strategic Complementarities and Monitoring: A Study of Mutual Fund Styles,” by Yijun Zhou, China International Conference in Finance, 2018

  • “Does Industry Concentration of the Money Market Funds Affect Their Risk-Taking Behavior?” (Chinese) by Jingjun Liu, China International Conference in Finance, 2018

  • “Liquidity of New OTC Market, Valuation, and Multiple-Layer Structure: Evidence from DID and RD Analyses,” (Chinese) by Jane Liu, Qi Liu, and Xinming Huang, China Financial Research Conference, 2018

  • “Better Bond Indices and Liquidity Gaming the Rest,” by Adriana Robertson and Matthew Spiegel, SFS Cavalcade Asia-Pacific, 2017

  • “Industry Competition, Credit Spreads, and Levered Equity Returns,” by Alexandre Corhay, China International Conference in Finance, 2017

  • “Prospective Book-to-Market Ratio and Expected Stock Returns,” by Kewei Hou, Yan Xu, and Yuzhao Zhang, China International Conference in Finance, 2017

  • “Implicit Guarantee and Shadow Banking: the Case of Trust Products,” by Franklin Allen, Xian Gu, Jun “QJ” Qian, and Yiming Qian, Central University of Finance and Economics School of Finance Workshop, 2017

  • “Comparing Asset Pricing Models by the Conditional Hansen-Jagannathan Distance,” by Patrick Gagliardini and Diego Ronchetti, Paris December Finance Meeting, 2015

  • “Tail Risk Hedging and Regime Switching,” by Markus Huggenberger, Peter Albrecht, and Alexandr Pekelis, China International Conference in Finance, 2015

  • “The Causal Effects of Margin Trading and Short Selling on Earnings Management: A Natural Experiment from China,” by Zhaojing Chen, Nathan Dong, and Ming Gu, China International Conference in Finance, 2015

  • “Fire Sales and Liquidity Provision in the Corporate Bond Market,” by Jay Wang, Hanjiang Zhang, and Xinde Zhang, China International Conference in Finance, 2015

  • “General Purpose Technologies, International Technology Diffusion, and the Cross Section of Stock Returns,” by Po-Hsuan Hsu and Wei Yang, China International Conference in Finance, 2015

  • “Cross-sectional Asset Pricing with Individual Stocks: Betas versus Characteristics,” by Tarun Chordia, Amit Goyal, and Jay Shanken, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research 3rd Annual Conference, 2015

  • “Did the Profitability of Momentum and Reversal Strategies Decline with Arbitrage Costs After the Turn of the Millennium,” by Jieun Lee and Joseph Ogden, The 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2014

  • “Institutional Investors and Stock Return Anomalies,” by Roger Edelen, Ozgur Ince, and Gregory Kadlec, The 3rd Luxembourg Asset Management Summit, 2014

  • “Jump Risk and Option Liquidity in an Incomplete Market,” by Pei-Lin Hsieh and Ya-Jun Wang, The 3rd International Conference on Futures and Derivatives Markets, 2014

  • “Funding Liquidity Risk and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns,” by Jean-Se ́bastien Fontaine, Rene ́ Garcia, and Sermin Gungor, Bank of Canada Conference on Collateral, Liquidity and Central Bank Operations, 2014

  • “Measuring Liquidity Mismatch in the Banking Sector,” by Jennie Bai, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Charles-Henri Weymuller, China International Conference in Finance, 2014

  • “Systemic Risk and Market Liquidity,” by Kebin Ma, China International Conference in Finance, 2014

  • “Carry,” by Ralph Koijen, Tobias Moskowitz, Lasse Pedersen, and Evert Vrugt, European Finance Association Conference, 2013

  • “Deception and Managerial Structure: A Joint Study of Portfolio Pumping and Window Dressing Practices,” by Saurin Petel and Sergei Sarkissian, European Finance Association Conference, 2013

  • “Long/Short Equity Hedge Funds and Systematic Ambiguity,” by Rajna Gibson and Nikolay Ryabkov, Midwest Finance Association Conference, 2013


PROFESSIONAL  SERVICE

  • Ad-hoc referee:

The Journal of Finance, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, International Review of Finance, Financial Management, Finance Research Letters, China Economic Review, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies

  • Program committee member:

Financial Research Network Annual Conference, China Financial Research Conference, FMA Asia-Pacific Meeting


TEACHING  EXPERIENCE

PhD Empirical Asset Pricing, Tsinghua University

Master Thesis, Tsinghua University                                                                                                        

Corporate Finance, Tsinghua University                                                                                                

ECON 360-1 – Foundations of Corporate Finance Theory, Northwestern University                                                    


ADVISING  STUDENTS (Name, Year, Placement)

  • Xiaoquan Zhu, 2021, PhD (co-advisor), Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Finance University of International Business and Economics

  • Wentao Hu, 2021, Research Assistant, Columbia University M.A. in Economics

  • Tong Xu, 2021, Research Assistant, HKU PhD Program in Finance

  • Jingze Ren, 2019, China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Bo Lin, 2018, University of Waterloo Master Program in Operations Research and Data Analytics

  • Zhixiang Hu, 2018, Columbia University Master Program in Financial Mathematics

  • Xing Liu, 2017, UBC PhD Program in Finance

  • Huang Huang, 2017, HKUST PhD Program in Finance

  • Yuan Gao, 2017, Georgia State University PhD Program in Finance

  • Tian Ye, 2017, Columbia University Master Program in Financial Engineering

  • Suiheng Guo, 2016, Georgia State University PhD Program in Finance


INDUSTRY  EXPERIENCE

Intern, CITIC Securities, Product and Strategy Division                                                           Summer 2012

Intern, Citigroup, Investment Banking Division                                                                        Summer 2010                                                                                                                                                               

PROFESSIONAL  AFFILIATIONS

American Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Management Association