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Dr. Ying Zhang

Associate Professor of Finance
o: Dolan School of Business Rm 1115
p: x3117


Dr. Ying Zhang holds a B.S. in Finance from JiNan University in Guangzhou, China. His advanced degrees include a M.S. in Information System Management and a Ph.D. in Finance with a minor in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Zhang has come to Fairfield University with a strong background in both teaching and research, and has certainly added value to the finance department. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses in the areas of international equity diversification, global real estate assets allocation, asset pricing, and portfolio management. His research also includes online stock message board study, and Value Line analyst recommendations. He published a book titled "Stock Message Boards: A Quantitative Approach to Measuring Investor Sentiment" (ISBN 9781137374172). He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Journal of Banking & Finance. Dr. Zhang has made frequent presentations at national and international scholarly conferences, such as Financial Management Association (FMA), Southern Finance Association (SFA), American Real Estate Society (ARES), International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS), China International Conference in Finance (CICF), Internatioanl Conference on Financial Risk and Corporate Financial Management (FRCFM), Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC), and World Finance & Banking Symposium. In addition, Dr. Zhang has made invaluable contributions to service his profession by reviewing articles for a number of academic journals and serving as an associate editor for two academic journals, International Business & Management and the Journal of Real Estate Literature. Dr. Zhang has a great interest and a strong passion for both teaching and research in finance and real estate. His teaching interests include Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, and Business Finance. Dr. Zhang believes that teaching and research will always be a part of his life and he enjoys every minute of teaching in the classroom and doing research in his office. 

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