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Xin (Simba) Chang

Xin (Simba) Chang

University Senior Lecturer in Finance

BEng (Tsinghua University), MPhil (Graduate School of People's Bank of China), PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST))

Research interests

Corporate finance, especially capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, and equity valuation.

Subject group: Finance & Accounting

Previous appointments

Xin Chang was appointed as a tenured Associate Professor at Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and as a Lecturer and tenured Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

Awards & honours

  • Best Paper on Corporate Finance Award, TCFA's (The Chinese Finance Association), 2013
  • Division of Banking and Finance Teacher of the Year, Nanyang Technological University, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, World Business Ethics Forum, 2012
  • Best Professor in Financial Management, Asia's Best B-School Awards, 2012
  • MBA Teacher of the Year, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Technological University, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, SFM Conference, 2011
  • Division of Banking and Finance Researcher of the Year, Nanyang Technological University, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, SFM Conference, 2008
  • Peter Brownell Award for best publication in Accounting and Finance, 2007
  • Dean's Certificate for Excellence in Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Dean's Award for Research Excellence, University of Melbourne, 2006

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Xin Chang's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Chang, X., Fu, K., Low, A. and Zhang, W. (2015) "Non-executive employee stock options and corporate innovation." Journal of Financial Economics, 115(1): 168-188 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2014.09.002)

Chang, X. and Zhang, H.F. (2015) "Managerial entrenchment and firm value: a dynamic perspective." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(5): 1083-1103 (DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000423)

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S., Wong, G. and Yao, J. (2014) "Cash flow sensitivities and the allocation of internal cash flow." Review of Financial Studies, 27(12): 3628-3657 (DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhu066)

Chang, X. and Dasgupta, S. (2009) "Target behavior and financing: how conclusive is the evidence?" Journal of Finance, 64(4): 1767-1796 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2009.01479.x)

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S. and Hilary, G. (2009) "The effect of auditor quality on financing decisions." The Accounting Review, 84(4): 1085-1117 (DOI: 10.2308/accr.2009.84.4.1085)

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S. and Hilary, G. (2006) "Analyst coverage and financing decisions." Journal of Finance, 61(6): 3009-3048 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2006.01010.x)

Journal articles

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S. and Hilary, G. (2006) "Analyst coverage and financing decisions." Journal of Finance, 61(6): 3009-3048 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2006.01010.x)

Chang, X., Tan, T.J., Wong, G. and Zhang, H. (2007) "Effects of financial constraints on corporate policies in Australia." Accounting and Finance, 47(1): 85-108 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2007.00200.x)

Chang, X., Tam, L.H.K., Tan, T.J. and Wong, G. (2007) "The real impact of stock market mispricing - evidence from Australia." Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 15(4): 388-408 (DOI: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2006.06.003)

Chang, X., Gygax, A.F., Oon, E. and Zhang, H.F. (2008) "Audit quality, auditor compensation and initial public offering underpricing." Accounting and Finance, 48(3): 391-416 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2008.00275.x)

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S. and Hilary, G. (2009) "The effect of auditor quality on financing decisions." The Accounting Review, 84(4): 1085-1117 (DOI: 10.2308/accr.2009.84.4.1085)

Chang, X. and Dasgupta, S. (2009) "Target behavior and financing: how conclusive is the evidence?" Journal of Finance, 64(4): 1767-1796 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2009.01479.x)

Chang, X., Lin, S.H., Tam, L.H.K. and Wong, G. (2010) "Cross-sectional determinants of post-IPO stock performance: evidence from China." Accounting and Finance, 50(3): 581-603 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2009.00333.x)

Chang, X., Hilary, G., Shih, C.M. and Tam, L.H.K. (2010) "Conglomerate structure and capital market timing." Financial Management, 39(4): 1307-1338 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-053X.2010.01114.x)

Chan, H., Chang, X., Faff, R. and Wong, G. (2010) "Financial constraints and stock returns - evidence from Australia." Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 18(3): 306-318 (DOI: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2010.02.004)

Chang, X. and Dasgupta, S. (2011) "Monte Carlo simulations and capital structure research." International Review of Finance, 11(1): 19-55 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2443.2011.01126.x)

Chang, X., Dasgupta, S., Wong, G. and Yao, J. (2014) "Cash-flow sensitivities and the allocation of internal cash flow." Review of Financial Studies, 27(12): 3628-3657 (DOI: 10.1093/rfs/hhu066)

Chang, X., Fu, K., Low, A. and Zhang, W. (2015) "Non-executive employee stock options and corporate innovation." Journal of Financial Economics, 115(1): 168-188 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2014.09.002)

Chang, X. and Zhang, H.F. (2015) "Managerial entrenchment and firm value: a dynamic perspective." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(5): 1083-1103 (DOI: 10.1017/S0022109015000423)

Chang, X., Shekhar, C., Tam, L.H.K. and Yao, J. (2016) "Industry expertise, information leakage, and the choice of M&A advisors." Journal of Business Finance and Accounting , 43(1-2): 191-225 (DOI: 10.1111/jbfa.12165)

Chang, X., Shekhar, C., Tam, L.H.K. and Yao, J. (2016) "The information role of advisors in mergers and acquisitions: evidence from acquirers hiring targets' ex-advisors." Journal of Banking and Finance, 70: 247-264 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2016.05.006)

Chang, X., Chen, Y. and Zolotoy, L. (2017) "Stock liquidity and stock price crash risk." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming)

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Contact details

Xin (Simba) Chang
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 746674
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

x.chang@jbs.cam.ac.uk

sites.google.com/site/simbachangxin