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Dr Yeqin Zeng, Ph.D in Finance

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Associate Professor in Economics and Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45095
Room number: MHL 162

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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.


Associate Professor in Economics and Finance: Yeqin joined Durham University Business School in 2018 as Associate Professor in Finance. Yeqin holds double Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Wuhan University, a Master’s degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Washington. He also passed the first two levels of Charted Financial Analyst exam and received the Computational Finance Certificate offered by the Statistics Department and the Applied Math Department of the University of Washington.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Instututional Investors

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