I am a PhD Candidate in Finance at Cass Business School. My research interests include corporate finance and information economics, with a focus on the role of information in financial markets. My job market paper studies an issuer's optimal disclosure policy in security offering using a Bayesian persuasion approach. My other papers investigate the spillover effects of hostile takeovers on peer firms' information environments, the abuse of private placements of public equity by blockholders in China, and the optimal structure in loan syndication. My dissertation committee is composed of Prof Paolo Volpin (Chair), Prof Enrique Schroth, and Prof Giovanni Cespa.
I am on the job market this year and will be available for interviews at the ASSA/AFA annual meetings in Atlanta (Jan 4-6, 2019).
- Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2014 – 2019
- M.Res. Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2013 – 2014
- M.Sc. Finance and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, 2012 – 2013
- Affiliate Student in Mathematics, University College London, United Kingdom, 2009 – 2010
- B.A. Banking and International Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China, 2007 – 2011
Chinese (Mandarin), English and Japanese.
- Professor Paolo Volpin, Vice Dean and Professor of Finance
- Professor Enrique Schroth, Professor of Finance
Working papers (4)
- Zhu, X. Strategic Disclosure, Primary Market Uncertainty, and Informed Trading.
- Zhu, X. The Spillover Effects of Hostile Takeovers: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment.
- Zhu, X. Strategic Pricing and Blockholders Expropriation: Evidence from Price Discounts in Private Placements of Public Equity.
- Zhu, X. A Model of Loan Syndication.