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Chen Zhang

Thesis supervisor: Denis Schweizer
Thesis title and/or subject: corporate sociopolitical activism; ESG; shareholder voting behavior; mutual fund

Having studied finance in my undergraduate and graduate programs, I worked as a full-time RA in Hong Kong Polytechnic University for a year to get fully prepared to pursue a PhD. During my PhD studies, I developed my research interest in the impact of executive sociopolitical activism on firms given the increasingly partisan and uncertain environment. Meanwhile, I am also interested in the current problems faced by corporations and investors regarding ESG investment, such as inconsistent ESG ratings, lack of regulations, potential greenwashing and ongoing anti-ESG movements, etc.

Research interests

Corporate finance, corporate governance

Teaching experience

  • COMM 308: Instructor and tutor
  • TA for COMM220, FINA395 and FINA410

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