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Dr Yeqin Zeng

Ph.D in Finance

Associate Professor in Economics and Finance


Yeqin Zeng has a Ph.D. (2013) in Finance from the Foster School of Business, the University of Washington. Before joining Durham University Business School in 2018, he was Assistant Professor in Finance at ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. His main research interests are in empirical corporate finance and asset pricing with an emphasis on financial institutions and their interactions with both financial markets and corporations. Besides his main research interests, Yeqin has worked on corporate financial hedging, executive gender, executive compensation heterogeneity, stock price crash risk, M&As, value of cash, corporate investment efficiency, cost stickiness, trade credit, empirical asset bubble tests, and the relationship between bank loan and firm leverage. 

He has published papers in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, European Financial Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance. His papers have been presented in more than 30 school seminars and conferences worldwide. Detailed information of all papers and conferences can be found here.

He teaches Financial Markets and Institutions (BSc) and Financial Economics (BSc) at Durham University Business School. Prior to joining Durham University, he has taught Securities, Futures, and Options (MSc) and Business Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) at the ICMA Centre, and Business Finance (BSc) and Investment (BSc) at the University of Washington. Ph.D. applicants with research interests in U.S markets are welcome.

Research Interests

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Instututional Investors
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

Research Groups


Contact Details

Associate Professor in Economics and Finance
+44 191 3345095