Dr. Dazhi Zheng

Dazhi Zheng

Title: Professor
Location: 478 BPM Center
Email: DZheng@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-430-4635
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Dr. Dazhi Zheng is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance at West Chester University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Finance at Drexel University. He has taught various finance courses such as investments, behavioral finance, portfolio management, financial analysis and valuation, and corporate finance. Dr. Zheng's main research interests are asset pricing, behavioral finance, and international financial markets. He has published over 10 articles in high-quality peer-reviewed finance and business journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Economics & Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, etc. He is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute & CFA Society of Philadelphia.

Education/Professional Credentials

  • B.S. in Materials science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (China)
  • M.S. in Finance, University of Illinois
  • Ph.D. in Finance, Drexel University
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder

Area of Expertise

  • International Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Investments
  • Behavioral Finance

Research Programs/Grants

  • WCU Provost's Research Grant (PRG), 2021-2023

Recent Publications/Journals/Books

  • “Tests of Multifactor Asset Pricing Models in Asian Stock Markets” with Thomas Chiang and Ed Nelling, 2020, Emerging Market Finance: New Challenges and Opportunities, Emerald Publishing Limited. 
  • “Economic uncertainty or financial uncertainty? An empirical analysis of bank risk-taking in Asian emerging markets” with Ji Wu and Huimin Li, 2020, Finance research letters, 101542
  • “Institutional Industry Herding in China” with Lei Zhu and Huimin Li, 2020, The Chinese Economy, 53 (3), 246-264
  • “The impact of margin-trading and short-selling on stock price efficiency---Evidence from the fourth-round ban lift in Chinese stock market” with Jun Chen and Huimin Li, 2020, The Chinese Economy, 53 (3), 265-284
  • “Seasonality in the cross section of stock returns: advanced markets vs. emerging markets” with Fengyun Li and Huacheng Zhang, 2018, Journal of Empirical Finance 49: 263-281

Professional and Community Engagement

  • APSCUF Investment Committee
  • CBPM International Committee

Classes Regularly Taught

  • FIN 310, Behavioral Finance (Undergraduate) 
  • FIN 325, Corporate Finance (Undergraduate)
  • FIN 344, Investments (Undergraduate)   
  • ECO 351, Quantitative Business Analysis II (Undergraduate) 

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