Jiekun Huang

Jiekun Huang

Associate Professor of Finance and Vernon Zimmerman Faculty Fellow

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463 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-7024

huangjk@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Finance, Boston College, 2009
  • M.A., Finance (by research), Xiamen University, 2003
  • B.Econ., Honors, International Finance, Xiamen University, 2000

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2018
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, National University of Singapore, 2009-2013

Recent Publications

  • Huang, J., Xu, N., & Yu, H. Forthcoming. Pollution and Performance: Do Investors Make Worse Trades on Hazy Days? Management Science.  link >
  • Brown, J., & Huang, J. (2020). All the President's Friends: Political Access and Firm Value. Journal of Financial Economics, 138 415–431.  link >
  • Gao, M., & Huang, J. (2020). Informing the Market: The Effect of Modern Information Technologies on Information Production. Review of Financial Studies, 33 (4), 1367–1411.  link >
  • He, J., Huang, J., & Zhao, S. (2019). Internalizing Governance Externalities: The Role of Institutional Cross-ownership. Journal of Financial Economics, 134 400-418.  link >

Other Publications

Articles

  • Huang, J. (2018). The Customer Knows Best: The Investment Value of Consumer Opinions. Journal of Financial Economics, 128 164–182.  link >
  • He, J., & Huang, J. (2017). Product Market Competition in a World of Cross-ownership: Evidence from Institutional Blockholdings. Review of Financial Studies, 30 2674-2718.  link >
  • Gao, M., & Huang, J. (2016). Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Managers. Journal of Financial Economics, 121 521-545.  link >
  • Chemmanur, T., Hu, G., & Huang, J. (2015). Institutional Investors and the Information Production Theory of Stock Splits. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50 413-445.  link >
  • Huang, J., & Kisgen, D. (2013). Gender and Corporate Finance: Are Male Executives Overconfident Relative to Female Executives? Journal of Financial Economics, 108 822-839.
  • Chemmanur, T., Hu, G., & Huang, J. (2010). The Role of Institutional Investors in Initial Public Offerings. Review of Financial Studies, 23 4496-4540.

Presentations

  • Gao, M., Huang, J., & , . (2019). Informing the Market: The Effect of Modern Information Technologies on Information Production. American Finance Association Annual Meetings.
  • He, J., Huang, J., Zhao, S., & , . (2018). Internalizing Governance Externalities: The Role of Institutional Cross-ownership. Washington University Olin Business School Annual Conference on Corporate Finance, University of Illinois.
  • He, J., Huang, J., & Zhao, S. (2018). Internalizing Governance Externalities: The Role of Institutional Cross-ownership. European Finance Association Annual Meeting.
  • Huang, J., Xu, N., & Yu, H. (2018). Pollution and Performance: Do Investors Make Worse Trades on Hazy Days? European Finance Association Annual Meeting.
  • He, J., Huang, J., & Zhao, S. (2017). Internalizing Governance Externalities: The Role of Institutional Cross-ownership. Western Finance Association Annual Meetings.
  • He, J., & Huang, J. (2014). Product Market Competition in a World of Cross Ownership: Evidence from Institutional Blockholdings. Financial Research Association.
  • He, J., & Huang, J. (2014). Product Market Competition in a World of Cross Ownership: Evidence from Institutional Blockholdings. 11th Annual Corporate Finance Conference at Washington University.
  • He, J., & Huang, J. (2014). Product Market Competition in a World of Cross Ownership: Evidence from Institutional Blockholdings. Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting.

Working Papers

  • Dimmock, S., Huang, J., & Weisbenner, S. Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your High-Skilled Labor: H-1B Lottery Outcomes and Entrepreneurial Success.
  • Huang, J. Thy Neighbor’s Vote: Peer Effects in Proxy Voting.  link >
  • Huang, J., Pollet, J., & Weisbenner, S. The Impact of Seeking Prestige: Corporate Decisions Around the Fortune 100 Threshold.
  • Huang, J. Geographic Concentration of Institutional Investors and the Market for Corporate Control.  link >
  • Huang, J. Shareholder Coordination, Corporate Governance, and Firm Value.  link >

Honors and Awards

  • Vernon Zimmerman Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, Gies College of Business, 2019 to present
  • WRDS Award for Best Paper on Empirical Finance, Western Finance Association, 2018
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2018

Current Courses

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN 321) Theories of firms' investment and financing decisions are covered. Topics include dividend policy, capital budgeting, capital structure, bankruptcy, long- term debt and leasing decisions.

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FIN 521) Addresses both the theoretical and applied aspects of firms' financing decisions; topics include capital structure and cost of capital theories; mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; options, warrants, and convertibles; venture capital and initial public offerings; and pensions.

Contact

463 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-7024

huangjk@illinois.edu

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