Fang (Frank) Chen, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Coordinator, M.S. Finance

Accounting & Finance Department
Pompea College of Business
About Fang (Frank)

Fang (Frank) Chen, Associate Professor of Finance at the University of New Haven's Pompea College of Business, combines a strong academic background with an exceptional track record in teaching and research. After receiving his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island in 2012, Chen has developed expertise in areas such as FinTech, supply chain finance, sustainable finance, risk management, credit risk, and corporate governance.

His research has been widely recognized and published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, Financial Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Finance Research Letters, Business Strategy and the Environment, and more. Committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning, Chen offers engaging courses in FinTech, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and more.

Chen's commitment to quality education extends beyond the traditional classroom. He has partnered with Wiley to develop innovative asynchronous and synchronous online graduate-level finance courses, bridging the gap between academia and real-world applications. As a testament to his outstanding work, he received the College of Business Excellence in Research and Teaching Awards in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

A recognized figure in his field, Chen regularly contributes to discussions in prestigious media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, NBC Connecticut, WFSB - Channel 3, WICC 600AM Connecticut Today, etc., and reviews submissions for several financial journals. Beyond academia, Chen is actively shaping the future of risk management and received the 2020 Modern Risk Society Contribution Award for his pivotal role in the development of international risk management societies.

  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of Rhode Island, 2012
  • M.S. in Information Systems, Bryant College, USA, 2003
  • MBA in Information Systems, University of Toledo, USA, 2001
  • M.S. in Construction Management, Tianjin University, China, 1995
  • B.S. in Harbor Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1992
Selected Publications

Chen, F., Jia, J., Lin, Y and Xiang, G., 2022. "Should managers be incentivized with stock or options? Evidence from China", Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 75, 101842.

Chen, F., Huang, J., and Jia, J., 2022. "Cash Holdings along Supply Chain: The Downstream Evidence", Journal of Economics and Finance, 46, 452–471.

Chen, F., Huang, J., Ma, M. and Yu, H., 2021, "In-house Deals: Agency and Information Asymmetry Perspectives", Corporate Ownership & Control, 18(2), 8-19.

Chen, F., Huang,J., Sun, Z. and Yu, T., 2020. "Why Do Firms Issue Guaranteed Bonds?", Journal of Banking & Finance, 119, 1-17.

Chen, F., Du, L., Flaherty, S. M.V., Huang, J., Torna, G., 2020. "Not all threats are taken equally: Evidence from proxy fights", Financial Review, 55(1), 145-168.

Zhang, Y., Chen, F., Huang, J. and Shenoy, C., 2019. "Hot Money Flows and Production Uncertainty: Evidence from China", Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 57(C), 1-16.

Chen, F., Huang, J. and Yu, H., 2019. "The Intra-Industry Effects of Proxy Contests", Journal of Economics and Finance, 44(2), 321-347.

Boynton, W. and Chen, F., 2018. "A Parametric Bootstrap to Evaluate Portfolio Allocation Models", Finance Research Letters, 25, 76-82.

Chen, F., Huang, J. and Yu, H., 2018. "Firm Risk and Proxy Fights: Evidence from SOX", Accounting and Finance Research, 7(2), 96-109.

Chen, F., Ngniatedema, T. and Li, S., 2018. "A cross-country comparison of green initiatives, green performance and financial performance", Management Decision, 56(6), 1008-1032.

Li, S., Ngniatedema, T. and Chen, F., 2017. "Understanding the Impact of Green Initiatives and Green Performance on Financial Performance in the US", Business Strategy and the Environment, 26(6), 776-790.

Chen, F., Chen, J., Sun, Z., Yu, T. and Zhong, M, 2013. "Systemic Risk, Financial Crisis and Credit Risk Insurance", Financial Review, 48, 417-422.

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

Awards and Honors
  • Excellence in Research Award, College of Business, University of New Haven, 2020
  • Modern Risk Society Contribution Award, 2020
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Business, University of New Haven, 2019
  • Best Paper in the Category of Application to Theory, Northeast Decision Sciences Conference, March 22 -25, 2017, Springfield, MA.
  • College of Business Doctoral Research Award, University of Rhode Island, 2013
  • Enhancement of Graduate Research Award, University of Rhode Island, 2012 & 2013
  • PACAP Student Research Excellent Award, University of Rhode Island, 2009
Professional Memberships
  • Completed Master Teacher Program by Harvey Brightman, May 2018, Atlanta, GA
  • American Finance Association (AFA)
  • European Finance Association (EFA)
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Southern Finance Association (SFA)
  • CFA Level 3 Candidate
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon

In the Media

In the Media

NBC Connecticut: 2024 Financial Goals

Frank Chen, associate professor of finance, discusses the importance of setting financial goals, as those with a better understanding of their spending habits are more likely to be successful.