Dong Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 485
Personal Web Site: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EVWc8mMAAAAJ&hl=en
- Ph.D., Duke University
- M.A., Duke University
- M.A., The University of Mississippi
- M.E., Tongji University
- B.E., Tongji University
Professor Chen joined the faculty in 2008 after earning his Ph.D. from Duke University. He has a research interest in the areas of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, and has published in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking & Finance, and Financial Management.
Corporate Finance/Governance, Board of Directors, Credit Risk, Executive Compensation, Risk Taking Incentives, Corporate Social Responsibility, Climate Change Policies
Corporate Finance, Financial Management
Refereed Journal Articles
Li, J., Lai, H., Chen, D., Chen, S., & Lai, S. (2019). Impact of Cardiovascular Disease on Health Insurance Coverage and Healthcare Use under Economic Stress: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2012. Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives. 10(3), 14.
Chen, D., & Bradley, M. H. (2015). Does Board Independence Reduce the Cost of Debt?. Financial Management. 44(1), 15-47.
Zhang, T., Gerlowski, D. A., & Chen, D. 2019 American Economic Association ASSA annual meeting, "Ownership Stake and Sweat Equity Homophiles in High Tech Entrepreneur Teams," American Economic Association ASSA, Atlanta, GA. (2019).
Chen, D., & . 2018 Shanghai Green Finance Conference, "Natural Disasters and Corporate Climate Change Policies," Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; University of Edinburgh, Shanghai, China. (2018).
Chen, D., & . 6th International Symposium on Environment & Energy Finance Issues, "Natural Disasters and Corporate Climate Change Policies," IPAG Business School and Paris Dauphine University, Paris, France. (2018).
Gerlowski, D. A., Zhang, T., & Chen, D. North American Regional Science Association 2015, "Housing Price Index Movements Across Cities," RSAI - Regional Science Association International, Portland, OR. (2015).
Research in Progress
"Housing Price Variability: National and Local Impacts" (On-Going)
"How Does Headquarter Location Affect Firm Valuation?" (On-Going)
I analyze the influence of headquarter location on firm value. I document that firms headquartered in more crowded places enjoy a valuation premium.
"Overconfidence, Corporate Governance, and Bank Risk-Taking" (On-Going)
We analyze the interaction of CEO overconfidence and corporate governance on bank risk-taking.
"Religion and CEO Compensation" (On-Going)
We analyze the influence of religiosity on CEO pay-performance sensitivity (delta) and pay-volatility sensitivity (vega).