Zhaozhao He is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of New Hampshire Paul College of Business. Her current research areas are in empirical corporate finance with specializations in innovation strategies and incentives, corporate cash policy, labor mobility and product market interactions.
Zhaozhao has presented her research at prestigious conferences such as the Western Finance Association (WFA) annual meetings, where she received a Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research. She was also invited for presentation by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on current developments and issues in community banking.
Her work on innovation has been published in leading academic journals across finance, economics and real estate fields including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and Review of Industrial Organization. Her research has received numerous awards in academia such as the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award and the Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 2014 Southwestern Finance Association, the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 2015 Southern Finance Association annual meetings, and the best paper by a young scholar in the 2015 issues of Review of Industrial Organization. She is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award at UNH Paul College.
Ph.D., Finance, University of Kansas
M.B.A., Business Admin.&Managemt, University of Central Arkansas
B.S., Finance&Financial Mgmt Serv's, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
ACFI 705: Financial Institutions
ACFI/FIN 805/705: Financial Institutions
ADMN 835: Financial Institutions
FIN 705: Financial Institutions
He, Z., & Hirshleifer, D. (2022). The Exploratory Mindset and Corporate Innovation. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 57(1), 127-169. doi:10.1017/s0022109020000800
Beracha, E., He, Z., Wintoki, M. B., & Xi, Y. (2021). On the Relation between Innovation and Housing Prices: A Metro Level Analysis of the Us Market. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, forthcoming.
He, Z., Yu, H., & Du, L. (2020). Cohabitation before marriage: do prior alliances enhance post-merger performance?. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 54(4), 1315-1349. doi:10.1007/s11156-019-00826-3
He, Z., & Ciccone, S. (2019). Too much liquidity? Seemingly excess cash for innovative firms. Financial Review, 55(1), 121-144. doi:10.1111/fire.12210
He, Z. (2018). Money held for moving stars: Talent competition and corporate cash holdings. Journal of Corporate Finance, 51, 210-234. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2018.06.002
He, Z., & Wintoki, M. B. (2016). The cost of innovation: R&D and high cash holdings in U.S. firms. Journal of Corporate Finance, 41, 280-303. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.10.006
He, Z. (2015). Rivalry, Market Structure and Innovation: The Case of Mobile Banking. Review of Industrial Organization, 47(2), 219-242. doi:10.1007/s11151-015-9466-z