Chen, Nicholas Z. Y.

BE (Changsha Science and Technology University); PhD (University of Washington, Seattle)

Assistant Professor


Department of Finance

Room 1234, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong

+852 3943 7755


Dr. Nicholas Zhiyao Chen joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School as a Research Assistant Professor in Finance in 2015. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor at the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, in 2011. His current research interests mainly focus on corporate finance (capital structure) in connection with asset pricing. He has presented his research papers at the annual meetings of American Financial Association, Western Financial Association, European Finance Association, China International Conference in Finance, the North American Econometric Society Summer Meeting and ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference.

Research Interest

Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing
Agency Conflicts
Capital Structure

  • Awards & Honours
    • Bertauche Endowment Fellowship, University of Washington, 2010
    • Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship, University of Washington, 2008
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Professional Service

    • Organiser of the 2013 EFMA meetings.
    • Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Money and Finance, and International Journal of Forecasting.