Doctoral Symposium

08:30 - 09:00

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

WG Level 8
09:00 - 10:00

Professor Gaiyan Zhang, University of Missouri - St. Louis

 
  Dr. Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is currently the Chair of Department of Finance and Legal Studies.  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, an M.S. degree from Fudan University, China, and a Bachelor degree from Nankai University, China. Her areas of research and teaching include empirical corporate finance, credit risk and credit derivatives, financial institutions, financial distress, and international finance. She has over 30 publications including leading finance and International Business journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, among others. Her papers were presented at high-profile conferences in the US and abroad including NBER, FDIC, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, New York Fed, OCC, European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, CDIC, and Bank of Finland.  She served as a referee for over 40 journals and grants. Dr. Zhang has won many research and teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity, the Anheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence at UMSL.  
10:00 - 10:30

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

WG Level 8
10:30 - 12:45
SESSION 1A
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CHAIR: Professor Gaiyan Zhang, University of Missouri - St. Louis  
Paper: Managerial foreign experience and corporate risk-taking: Evidence from China 
Presenter: Zixiong (Dexter) Sun, Massey University  
Discussant:  Xiang Dai, Australian National University  
Paper: CEO Power and Labour-friendly Policy   
Presenter: Humyra Bristy, Macquarie University  
Discussant:  Zixiong (Dexter) Sun, Massey University  
Paper: Corporate social responsibility and the local dividend clientele effect  
Presenter: Xiang Dai, Australian National University  
Discussant:  Humyra Bristy, Macquarie University  
10:30 - 12:45
SESSION 1B
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CHAIR: Dr Ting Yang, Auckland University of Technology  
Paper: Lottery or asymmetric response to news: Why is skewness priced?  
Presenter: Hang Wang, University of New South Wales  
Discussant:  Gelly Fu, Erasmus University  
Paper: Coordinated Betting by Multi-Fund Managers  
Presenter: Gelly Fu, Erasmus University  
Discussant:  Bochuan Dai, Massey University  
Paper: Risk Reduction Using Trailing Stop-Loss Rules  
Presenter: Bochuan Dai, Massey University  
Discussant:  Hang Wang, University of New South Wales  
12:45 - 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

WG Level 4 Atrium
13:30 - 13:45

Professor Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology

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 How to Network and Build Connections 
13:45 - 14:45

Professor Nhut (Nick) Nguyen, Auckland University of Technology

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 Nick is a Professor of Finance who joined AUT in February, 2019. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Massey University, and a Senior Lecturer and Director of BCom (Hons), PGDipCom & MCom programmes at the University of Auckland. His teaching includes Financial Management, Applied Financial Modelling, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, and Risk Management at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research interests cover corporate governance, market microstructure, market liquidity, and behavioural finance. Nick's research has been published in many internationally respected journals including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, European Accounting Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Accounting and Finance, and Quantitative Finance. 
14:45 - 15:15

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

WG Level 8
15:15 - 16:45
SESSION 2A
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CHAIR: Dr Jun Chen, Auckland University of Technology  
Paper: Do Banks Help Corporate Tax Avoidance? Evidence from Simultaneous Debt-Equity Holding
Presenter: Shuyi Cheng, City University of Hong Kong  
Discussant:  Neharika Sobti, University of Delhi  
Paper: Round the clock international price discovery of gold 
Presenter: Neharika Sobti, University of Delhi  
Discussant:  Shuyi Cheng, City University of Hong Kong  
15:15 - 16:45
SESSION 2B
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CHAIR: Professor Nhut (Nick) Nguyen, Auckland University of Technology 
Paper: Does product market competition affect a firm’s investment horizon?  
Presenter: Viet Duc Nguyen, Australian National University  
Discussant:  Yanling Wu, Macquarie University  
Paper: Does the Media Play a Governance Role in Shaping Earnings Management? Evidence from Prospectuses of Initial Public Offerings in China
Presenter: Yanling Wu, Macquarie University  
Discussant:  Viet Duc Nguyen, Australian National University  
17:00 - 18:30

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