Ye Zhang


Assistant Professor in Finance
Stockholm School of Economics 


Welcome! I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at Stockholm School of Economics and ​also an Eva and Mats Qviberg Research Fellow at SHOF after finishing my Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2021 and my undergraduate study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2015. 

My research explores topics related to empirical corporate finance, especially entrepreneurial finance, by using multidisciplinary research methods. In particular, I enjoy designing field and lab-in-the-field experiments to study important entrepreneurship and finance-related questions. These experiments, similar to art, help people understand the world while providing their designers with enough freedom and space for imagination. 

Research Interest: Entrepreneurial Finance, Field Experiments, Sustainable Investment, Real Estate  


Working Papers

1. "Impact Investing and Venture Capital Industry: Experimental Evidence" (Available on SSRN)

2. "Discrimination In the Venture Capital Industry: Evidence from Two Randomized Controlled Trials" (Job Market Paper)

3. "How Venture Capitalists Bet: Evidence From Two Randomized Controlled Trials"(Available on SSRN)

4. "The Microstructure of U.S. Housing Market: Evidence from Millions of Bargaining Interactions" with Haaris Mateen, Franklin Qian (Available on SSRN)

Work in Progress

1. "Who Are the Most Attractive Venture Capitalists? Evidence from Lab-in-the-field Experiment," with Junlong Feng, Weijie Zhong (The pilot study is completed)

2. "Track the Venture Capital Investment Climate: Experimental Evidence from Global VC Industry"

3. "Initial Public Offerings and Expectation in the Housing Market," with Haaris Mateen, Franklin Qian


Instructor:    Fintech (Digitalization of Finance)                       Spring 2022

                       Corporate Finance                                                 Summer 2018 

LTF:              Economics Department Lead Teaching Fellow     2018- 2019


These digital paintings are designed to show my deepest acknowledgements to my advisors for their guidance and protection when I almost gave up. Thanks also go to our academic community and entrepreneurial community for their feedback and support.       



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Last updated: 12/2021