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University of New Haven College of Business: Fang Chen
Assistant Professor
MAXY 317
Maxcy Hall
About Me

    As a finance professor, teaching students to be proficient with finance in the dynamic real world is one of the most important and challenging tasks for me. My continuous research on corporate debt, financial crisis, merger and acquisition and financial effect along supply chain not only leads to the publications in various conference proceedings and two peer-review journals, but also enables me keep current with the development of finance. I integrate my research with the real-world case studies and co-teaching with veteran CFO Erika Steiner in the MBA core course. The students have given very positive feedback. In addition, my research on international finance adds a global perspective in every course I teach. For example, sharing my research in financial crisis and the market efficiency in the Chinese equity markets broadens the students’ view in the interconnection of global economy. 



    PhD, University of Rhode Island, 2012.
    Major: Finance
    Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Credit Enhancement of Corporate Bonds and Firm Value

    MS, Bryant College, 2003.
    Major: Information Systems

    MBA, University of Toledo, 2001.
    Major: Information Systems 

    MA, Tianjin University, 1995.
    Major: Construction Management

    BA, Tianjin University, 1992.
    Major: Harbor Engineering

    Published Intellectual Contributions

    Conference Proceedings  

    Chen, F., J.-Z. H., Z. S., T. Y. (10/31/2014). Guaranteed Corporate Bonds. Nashville, Tennessee: 2014 Financial Management Association conference. 

    Chen, F., Li, S. (07/15/2012). Green Ranking, Stock Market Reaction and Organizational Performance. Xian: 6th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management.

    Chen, F., Li, S. (07/15/2012). The Impact of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions on the Supply Chain: Evidence from IT Industry before and during the Financial Crisis. Xian: 6th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management. 

    Chen, F., Li, S. (11/22/2011). Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Supply Chain Impact: Evidence from the IT Industry. Boston: 42nd Decision Sciences Institute Conference.

    Chen, F., Li, S. (07/15/2010). Value Creation of Mergers and Acquisitions in IT industry before and during the Financial Crisis. Hong Kong: 15th Asia Pacic Decision Sciences Institute Conference.


    Refereed Journal Articles

    Chen, F., Chen, X., Sun, Z., Yu, T., Zhong, M. (2013). Systemic Risk, Financial Crisis and Credit Risk Insurance. The Financial Review, 48(2003), 417-422.

    Chen, F., Jarrett, J. (2011). Financial Crisis and the Market Efficiency in the Chinese Equity Markets. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 16(3), 456-463.

    Presentations Given

    Chen, F. (Author & Presenter), Xu, Y. (Author), Yu, T. (Author), 2012 Financial Management Association conference, "Debt on Credit Enhancement: Further Evidence on Internal Capital Market Efficiency," Financial Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 19, 2012). 

    Chen, F. (Author & Presenter), Li, S. (Author), 42nd Decision Sciences Institute Conference, "Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Supply Chain Impact: Evidence from the IT Industry," Decision Sciences Institute, Boston. (November 15, 2011).

    Chen, F. (Author), Oppenheimer, H. (Author), Lin, B. (Author & Presenter), 2011 China International Conference in Finance, "Value Creation of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Supply Chain and Rivals during the Financial Crisis," China Center for Financial Research,, Tsinghua University and Sloan School of Management, MIT, Wuhan, China. (July 15, 2011).

    Chen, F. (Author & Presenter), Lin, B. (Author), Oppenheimer, H. (Author), 2010 Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, "The Contagion Effects of Proxy Fights," Southern Finance Association, Asheville, NC. (November 15, 2010).

    Chen, F. (Author & Presenter), Li, S., 15th Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference, "Value Creation of Mergers and Acquisitions in IT industry before and during the Financial Crisis," Decision Sciences Institute, Hong Kong, China. (July 15, 2010).

    Professional Service

    Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Accounting Studies. (2013).
    Review a paper.

    Teaching Experience

    University of New Haven

    FINC 425, International Finance, 1 course.

    FINC 4425, International Finance, 1 course.

    FINC 4599, Independent Study, 2 courses.

    FINC 602, Finance Strategy and Valuation, 3 courses.

    FINC 6602, Finance Strategy & Valuation, 4 courses.

Industry Experience
Curriculum Vitae