Research

Publications

Influencing Control: Jawboning in Risk Arbitrage,” with Wei Jiang and Danqing Mei, (2017). Journal of Finance, forthcoming

Outsourcing Corporate Governance: Conflicts of Interest Within the Proxy Advisory Industry,” (2016). Management Science, forthcoming

Appraisal: Shareholder Remedy or Litigation Arbitrage?” with Wei Jiang, Danqing Mei, and Randall Thomas, Journal of Law and Economics 59(3), 697-729, August 2016.

The Value of Access to Rail Transit in a Congested City: Evidence from Housing Prices in Beijing,” (2017). Real Estate Economics, forthcoming

Working Papers

The Benefits of Friendship in Hedge Fund Activism,” with Ellen He (2017).

  • Presented at 4th Conference on Recent Advances in Mutual and Hedge Fund Research (Humboldt & ESMT), EFA, 9th Annual Hedge Fund Research Conference, CEPR Annual Spring Symposium in Financial Economics (Imperial College), Consortium on Institutional Investing and Hedge Funds (Cambridge University), The Role of Hedge Funds and other Collective Investments in the Modern World (Manchester), FMA, FMA Europe
  • Media coverage: Seeking Alpha

Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests,” with Alon Brav and Wei Jiang (2017).

 “Do Analysts Use the Freedom of Information Act to Improve Stock Recommendations and Forecast Accuracy?” with April Klein and Bobo Zhang (2017). R&R at The Accounting Review

  • Presented at TAU Finance Conference, LBS Accounting Symposium, EFA, American Accounting Association

Acquiring and Trading on Complex Information: How Hedge Funds Use the Freedom of Information Act,” with April Klein (2015). This paper was previously circulated under the title “Costs and Benefits of Acquiring Information: How Hedge Fund Managers Trade on the Freedom of Information Act.”

  • Presented at EFA, American Law & Economics Association, Annual Hedge Fund Research Conference (Paris), EFMA, FMA
  • Winner for the 2015 EFMA Conference Best Paper Award
  • Semi-finalist for the 2015 FMA Conference Best Paper Award
  • Media coverage: Barclay’s Insider Report

Research in Progress

“Investor Ideology”

Selected Media Citations