Tao (Jonas) CHEN | NBS | NTU



 

Tao Chen

Name

Tao (Jonas) CHEN

Title

Assistant Professor in Finance


Address

Division of Banking & Finance
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University
S3-B1A-08, 50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

Email

jtchen@ntu.edu.sg

Phone No

+65-67905785

Fax No

+65-67913236

 



 

Biography:

Tao Chen joined Nanyang Business School (NBS) as an Assistant Professor in Finance in 2014. His research interest focuses on how financial markets participants (e.g., analysts and institutional investors) impact corporate policies, which broadly includes corporate finance and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tax avoidance, and banking and financial institutions.


He has published his work in Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Corporate Finance. His papers have been presented at major finance conferences including AFA, WFA, EFA, NBER, Fed, AAA, FIRS, ABFER, CICF, CFRC, Finance Down Under, ECCCS, FMA, NTU ICF, AsFA, and covered by Financial Times and VoxEU.


He has received numerous awards, including CUHK Young Scholars Award, NBS Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding Paper Award in Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, and Best Paper Award in Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting.

 

Selected Publications:

Journal Papers


8. “Marginal Cost of Risk-Based Capital and Risk-Taking (with J. Goh, S. Kamiya, and P. Lou), Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming, 2019.


7. “Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Social Responsibility (with H. Dong, and C. Lin), Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming, 2018.

 

6. “Does Information Asymmetry Affect Tax Aggressiveness?” (with C. Lin), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 52 (2017), 2053-2081.


5. “Windfalls of “Emperors’ Sojourns”: Stock Market Reactions to Chinese Firms Hosting High Ranking of Government Officials” (with D. A. Schuler, W. Shi, and R. E. Hoskisson), Strategic Management Journal, 38 (2017), 1668-1687.

 
4. “How Does Analysts’ Forecast Quality Relate to Corporate Investment Efficiency?” (with L. Xie, and Y. Zhang), Journal of Corporate Finance, 43 (2017), 217-240.


3. “Financial Innovation: The Bright and the Dark Sides” (with T. Beck, C. Lin, and F. M. Song), Journal of Banking and Finance, 72 (2016), 28-51.

 

2. “Institutions, Board Structure and Corporate Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms”, Journal of Corporate Finance, 32 (2015), 217-237.  (Sole author)


1. “Do Analysts Matter for Governance? Evidence from Natural Experiments” (with J. Harford, and C. Lin), Journal of Financial Economics, 115 (2015), 383-410.




Google Scholar Citations


    Total citation: 555;       H-index: 10



SSRN Page



Research Grant:


Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (SGD75, 411.68), Singapore Ministry of Education. (Sole PI)


Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (SGD55, 000), Singapore Ministry of Education. (Sole PI)

 

Start-Up Grant (SGD50, 000), NTU. (Sole PI)


Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (SGD120, 931), Singapore Ministry of Education. (Co-PI)

 

General Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China (CNY 480, 000). (Co-PI)


The Young Scientists Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China (CNY 170, 000). (Co-PI)

 

General Research Fund (HKD454, 072), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. (Co-PI)                                                         



 Teaching:


Course

Most Recent Evaluation (average of all the sessions)


BF 2201 Investments (UG, Core Course)

4.73/5

2017-2018, NTU

BF 2207 International Finance (UG, Core Course)

4.67/5

2014-2016, NTU

 

 

Awards and Honours:


·   Best Paper Award, 2019 Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) Conference

·   Finalist for the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association (FMA) Asia/Pacific Conference

·   Nominee for the 2018 NBS Business Teacher of the Year Award

·   2018 NBS Teaching Excellence Award

·  
Outstanding
Paper Award, 2014 Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) of the Korean Securities Association

·   Semi-finalist for the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association (FMA) 

·   CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Award
07/2019 

07/2019

2019

2019

12/2014

2013, 2014

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