Xiang (Shawn) Zheng


Assistant Professor of Finance

School of Business, University of Connecticut

Email: xiang.zheng 'at' uconn.edu


Curriculum Vitae 


Research Interest: FinTech/Innovation, Corporate Finance, Banking

*My first name is pronounced similarly to Shawn.

Working Papers

Woke or Broke? The Impact of Corporate Activism on Consumer Spending and Product Sales [SSRN]

Housing Speculation, GSEs, and Credit Market Spillovers  [SSRN] [NBER WP 32209]

Can Small Businesses Survive Chapter 11? [SSRN]

From Competitors to Partners: Banks’ Venture Investments in Fintech [SSRN]

Informed Option Trading on Newly Public Firms 

Do Fintech Shadow Banks Compete with Technological Advantages? Evidence from Mortgage Lending [SSRN]

Seasoned Equity Offerings, Limited Investor Attention, and Post-Announcement Drift: Theory and Evidence  [SSRN

Underwriter Networks, Information Asymmetry, and Seasoned Equity Offerings  [SSRN


Papers under Revision

How can Innovation Screening be Improved? A Machine Learning Analysis with Economic Consequences for Firm Performance (solo-authored) [SSRN]

How Does Private Firm Innovation Affect Anti-Takeover Provisions in Corporate Charters? Evidence from Initial Public Offerings  [SSRN