(You can download my CV here)

Research Interests

– M&As
– Corporate finance
– Behaviroal finance


PhD in Finance, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (since 09.2014)
   – Supervisor: Burcin Yurtoglu
Visiting Scholar, Stern Business School New York University, 2016
   – Sponsor: Yakov Amihud
MSc. in Management, Finance Track, ESSEC Business School, 2014
Visiting Student, Booth School of Business University of Chicago, 2013
B.A. Economics, East China University of Science and Technology, 2011

Working Papers

1. Are Market Reactions to M&As Biased by Overextrapolation of Salient News? with Eliezer M. Fich (Drexel University)
2. Bribery and Cross-border Acquisitions
3. She is Mine: Determinants and Value Effects of Early Announcements in Takeovers with Nihat Aktas and Burcin Yurtoglu (WHU)
Best Paper of AFFI 2017 Conference

Work in Progress

4. Irreversible Investment under Uncertainty: Do Firm Boundaries Matter?, with Johnson Mo (NYU)
5. How Do Corporate M&A Teams Work?, with Nihat Aktas, Audra Boone, Alexander Witkowski, and Burcin Yurtoglu

Presentations and Discussions

2017: Paris December Finance Meeting, ESSEC Business School (Paris), Université Lille II (Lille), International Conference of French Finance Association (Valence)
2016: WHU (Vallendar), NYU Stern (New York), FMA Doctoral Student Consortium (Helsinki), Spring Meeting of Young Economists (Lisbon), International Conference of French Finance Association (Liege), Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Amsterdam), Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment (Istanbul)
2015: Causal Inference Workshop, Northwestern University (Chicago), WHU (Vallendar)


Sessions in Advanced Corporate Finance, Master in Finance, Fall 2015, 2017
Teaching assistant in Sustainable Finance I & II, Master in Finance, 2015, 2016
Teaching assistant in Managerial Finance, MBA, 2015, 2016, 2017
Co-supervisor in bachelor and master theses, 2015, 2016, 2017

Professional Services

2017: Reviewer for INFINITI Conference on International Finance; Reviewer for the 22th Spring Meeting of Young Economists


Dean’s Fund, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, 2016, 2017
Research Grant for Visiting Scholar, WHU Chair of Corporate Finance, 2016
PhD Fellowship, WHU Chair of Corporate Finance, 2014–present
ESSEC Excellence Scholarship, 2013
CFA Global Research Challenge French Championship, 2013
Research Paper Award in the ECUST University Student Research Program, 2009
National Scholarship by the Chinese Education Ministry, 2008


STATA, Matlab, Python, LaTex