Le Zhang

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics, College of Business & Economics

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Dr Le Zhang


Dr. Zhang works at the intersection of corporate finance, investment, and political economy, with a focus on understanding how the frictions in financial market and institutions influence the corporate decision making. His research was published in leading academic journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. He teaches corporate finance for undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA program. Dr. Zhang holds a PhD in Finance from the Nanyang Technological University. He is particularly interested in corporate finance and governance issues in China. His recent paper “Who Captures the Power of the Pen?” examines how government control in China affects the roles of the media as an information intermediary and a corporate monitor. This paper has won the Best paper award at 2014 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting and is published by the Review of Financial Studies, one of the top journals in finance.


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