Tao (Jonas) CHEN | NBS | NTU



 

Tao Chen


Tao (Jonas) CHEN


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 market participants influence corporate policies, particularly issues related to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and how FinTech and financial innovation affect financial inclusion and risk.


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, SFS Cavalcade, AAA, FIRS, ABFER, Finance Down Under, ECCCS, top business schools, such as MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, UPenn Wharton, Cambridge Judge, LBS, LSE, UF Warrington, UNC Kenan-Flagler, leading institutions, such as NBER, Federal Reserve Board, BIS, Luohan Academy, and covered by Financial Times, VoxEU, Lianhe Zaobao, and the Network for Business Sustainability.


Tao was invited to serve as an HKIMR research fellow by Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). 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.


He has excellent teaching evaluations with an average of 94 (out of 100) in recent years, substantially above the school average. Due to his effective and innovative teaching, he was awarded 2018 NBS Teaching Excellence Award. He was also nominated for the 2018 NBS Business Teaching of the Year Award.


His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Finance in 2014 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Master of Philosophy degrees from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Bachelor's degrees from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).

 

Selected Publications:

Journal Papers


8. “Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Social Responsibility (with H. Dong, and C. Lin), Journal of Financial Economics, Forthcoming, 2019.


7. “Marginal Cost of Risk-Based Capital and Risk-Taking (with J. Goh, S. Kamiya, and P. Lou), Journal of Banking and Finance, 103 (2019), 130-145.


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: 800;       H-index: 8



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 Program, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (CNY 200, 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)

School Average Score


BF 2201 Investments (UG, Core)

94/100

88

2017-2019, NTU

BF 2207 International Finance (UG, Core)

93/100

89

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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