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Finance

Ruiyuan Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Dr. Chen’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, privatization, state ownership and banking. His research primarily lies at the intersection between state ownership and corporate policies. Specifically, he investigates the role of state ownership in the context of privatization and examine the role of financial institutions in fostering economic growth. He teaches primarily undergraduate courses on business finance and banking.

Dr. Chen’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Corporate Finance, among others. He has served as a reviewer for many academic journals.

Education

  • University of South Carolina 2017 Darla Moore School of Business
    Ph.D. in International Finance 2017
  • Bocconi University, Italy
    M.Sc. in Economics 2012
  • Wuhan University, China
    B.A. in Finance 2008

Honors Awards

  • Best Young Scholar Award, Frontier of Business Research
  • Promising Researcher Award, University of South Carolina
  • Charles Coker Graduate Fellowship, University of South Carolina
  • Performance Above and Beyond Award, University of South Carolina
  • Winner of the GWU-CIBER Best Paper Award

Recent Publications

1. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Wang, H. and Yang, Y. 2022. Corporate Governance and Tax Avoidance: Evidence from U.S. Cross-listing, The Accounting Review, forthcoming.

2. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., and Liu, F. 2022. Sovereign Wealth Funds, Institutional Environments, and Corporate Governance: An International Review, forthcoming.

3. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Kwok, C. and Nash, R. 2021. State Ownership and Trade Credit: Opportunities and Motivations, Journal of International Business Studies 52, 1121-1158.

4. Boubakri, N., Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., and Guedhami, O. 2021. State Ownership and Debt Structure, Review of Corporate Finance 1, 223-257.

5. Chen, R., Guedhami, O. Yang, Y. and Zaynutdinova, G. 2020. Corporate Governance and Cash Holdings: Evidence from Worldwide Board Reforms, Journal of Corporate Finance 65, 101771.

6. Berger, A., Chen, R., El Ghoul, S. and Guedhami, O. 2020. Who Wins and Who Loses from Bank Geographic Deregulation? Analysis of Financially Constrained and Unconstrained Firms, Journal of Corporate Finance 65, 101775.

7. Boubakri, N., Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O. and Nash, R. 2020. State Ownership and Stock Liquidity: Evidence from Privatization, Journal of Corporate Finance 65, 101763.

8. Attig, N., Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Kwok, C., and Pittman, J. 2020. Are Insiders Equal? Evidence from Earnings Management in Closely Held East Asian Firms, Research in International Business and Finance 54, 101243.

9. Boubakri, N., Chen, R., Guedhami, O., and Li, X. 2019. The Stock Liquidity of Banks: A Comparison between Islamic and Conventional Banks in Emerging Economies, Emerging Markets Review 39, 210-224.

10. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., and Nash, R. 2018. State Ownership and Corporate Cash Holdings, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 53, 2293-2334.

11. Chen, R., El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., and Wang, H. 2017. Do State and Foreign Ownership Affect Investment Efficiency? Evidence from Privatization, Journal of Corporate Finance 42, 422-438.

12. Chen, R., Cui, L., Li, S., and Rolfe, R. 2017. Acquisition or Greenfield Entry into Africa? Responding to Institutional Dynamics in An Emerging Continent, Global Strategy Journal 7, 212-230.

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