Zhang is currently a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. Her paper “Compensation Gap Among Top Executives: Evidence of Tournament Incentives or Productivity Differentials?” received the first prize of Best Paper Award at the PhD Forum of the 23rd Annual Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. Zhang received her PhD in Finance and Master of Science in Finance from Vanderbilt University, where she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in 2006.
Ph.D. in Finance, Vanderbilt University
M.S. in Finance, Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Management with Finance Concentration, Nankai University
Compensation Gaps among Top Executives: Evidence of Tournament Incentives or Productivity Differentials?, (with Ronald Masulis), working paper, Sept 2012
Pay Gap among Executives and Firm Value, working paper, June 2012
Institutions and Debt Financing, working paper, June 2012