Xiang (Shawn) Zheng

Assistant Professor of Finance

School of Business, University of Connecticut

Email: xiang.zheng 'at' uconn.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest: FinTech, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance

*My first name is pronounced in the same way as Shawn.

Research Papers

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

  • with Sijie Wang and Siyi Shen

  • Presentation: AMES 2022, ASSA-IBEFA 2023, FIFI 2022, FMA 2022, International Conference on Finance & Technology 2022, OCC symposium on The Implications of Fintech for Banking

How can Innovation Screening be Improved? A Machine Learning Analysis with Economic Consequences for Firm Performance [SRRN]

  • The FMA Best Paper Award in FinTech, 2021

  • The Kuldeep Shastri Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper, 2021

  • Presentation: AEA 2022, MFA 2022, FMA 2021, EasternFA 2021, Georgetown Global Virtual Seminar on FinTech

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

  • with Thomas Chemmanur, Manish Gupta, and Karen Simonyan

  • Presentation: FIRS 2022, 4th Greater Boston Annual Corporate Governance Workshop, China Financial Research Conference 2021

The Role of Investor Attention in Seasoned Equity Offerings: Theory and Evidence [SSRN]

  • with Thomas Chemmanur, Karen Simonyan, and Yu Wang

  • Semi-finalist for the FMA Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, 2020

  • Featured in Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog

  • Presentation: AEA (Poster) 2023, AFA (Poster) 2020, EasternFA 2021, FMA 2020

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

  • with Thomas Chemmanur, and Karen Simonyan

  • Semi-finalist for the FMA Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, 2020

  • Presentation: FMA 2020

How Does Greater Bank Competition Affect Borrower Screening? Evidence From China's WTO Entry