1. Senior Lender Control: Cross-Monitoring or Creditor Conflicts? 2018, with Bo Li and Lynnette Purda, Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting, Vol. 3, No.2, 373-411.

  2. Provision of Management Incentives in Bankrupt Firms, 2017, with Vidhan K. Goyal, Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting, Vol. 2, No.1, 87-123.

    • Best conference paper award at 2012 NTU International Conference on Finance.

    • Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Law 360, Towers Watson, and Jones Day

    • Podcast with American Bankrutpcy Institute on this study can be accessed HERE.

  3. Executive Lawyers: Gatekeepers or Strategic Officers?, 2016, with Adair Morse and Serena Wu, Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 59, 847-888.

  4. Debtor-in-Possession Financing, Loan-to-Loan and Loan-to-Own, 2016, with Kai Li, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 39, 121-138.

  5. How Costly is Corporate Bankruptcy for the CEO? 2016, with B. Espen Eckbo and Karin Thorburn, Journal of Financial Economics,Vol. 121, 210-229.

  6. Debt Maturity and Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Default Risk Changes, with Vidhan K. Goyal, 2013, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis,Vol. 48, No.3, 789-817

  7. Explaining Debt Recovery Using an Endogeneous Bankruptcy Model, with Wulin Suo and Qi Zhang, 2013, Journal of Fixed Income, Vol. 23, No.2, 114-131.

  8. Hedge Funds and Chapter 11, with Wei Jiang and Kai Li, 2012, Journal of Finance, Vol. 67, 513-560. Click HERE for Internet Appendix.

    • Featured in Dow Jones Newswires, The Globe and Mail, Business Week, Le Temps,, Vancouver Sun,, National Post.

    • A short-version of the paper appears as Hedge Funds Activism in Chapter 11 Firms, 2014, Finance and Accounting Memos, Vol.1,30-37.

    • Reprinted in Institutional Investor Activism, edited by William W. Bratton and Joseph A. McCahery, 2015, Oxford Press

  9. What’s in a “China” name? A Test of the Investor Attention Hypothesis? with Kee-Hong Bae, 2012, Financial Management, Vol. 42, No.2, 429-455.

    • Featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Post, and South China Morning Post.

  10. Recovery and Returns of Distressed Bonds in Bankruptcy, 2011, Journal of Fixed Income, Vol 21, No.1, 21-31.


  • Lawyer Networks and Corporate Bankruptcies, 2020, with Vidhan K. Goyal and Joshua Madsen, NEW.

  • Dissecting Bankruptcy Frictions, 2020, with Winston Dou, Luke Taylor, and Wenyu Wang; Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Financial Economics.

    • Online Appendix Here

    • Presented at AFA, Jackson Hole Finance Group conference, MFA, Mitsui Summer School on Structural estimation in Corporate Finance, NBER Corporate Finance Program (Stanford), Penn/NYU Law and Finance Conference, Bank of Canada, BI Norwegian, HEC Paris, HKUST, Johns Hopkins University, , Norwegian School of Economics, NOVA School of Business and Economics, Stanford University, University of Amsterdam, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Bankrupt Innovative Firms, 2020, with Song Ma and Joy Tianjiao Tong, Revise and Resubmit, Management Science.

    • Presented at AFA, CICF, Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference, EFA, FIRS, MFA, NBER Summer Institute (Corporate Finance), NBER Summer Institute (Law and Economics), NFA, Queen's, Rome Junior Finance Conference, Tsinghua (PBC), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Yale SOM, and 10th Searle Center/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics.

    • Featured in the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable (December 19, 2017)

  • SEC Scrutiny Shopping, 2019, with Paul Calluzzo and Serena Wu, Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Corporate Finance.

    • Presented at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Nanyang Technological University, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Tsinghua University, American Law and Economics Association annual meetings, CAAA conference, CAPANA Conference, Drexel Corporate Governance conference, European Finance Association annual meetings, FIRS conference, Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings, SFS Cavalcade, and European Accounting Association annual meetings.

    • Featured in the Financial Executives International Daily (July 16, 2015)

  • Rent Extraction by Super-priority Lenders, 2020, with Espen Eckbo and Kai Li

    • Presented at AFA, CICF, Dartmouth College, Marstrand Finance Conference, McGill University, NFA, NHH, NOVA School of Business and Economics, Peking University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, UBC Summer Finance Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SFS Cavalcade, and Western University; accepted for Presentation at South Carolina Fixed Income Financial Institutions conference and FIRS conference.

    • Featured in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable (October 1, 2019)

  • Financial Costs of Judicial Inexperience: Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcy, 2020, with Ben Iverson, Joshua Madsen, and Qiping Xu

  • The Real Effects of Implicit Government Guarantee: Evidence from Chinese SOE Defaults, 2020, with Shuang Jin and Zilong Zhang

    • Presented at Asian Finance Association annual meeting, China Financial Research Conference (CFRC), Summer Institute of Finance (Shanghai). SFS Cavalcade, FMA Asia conference, South Carolina Fixed Income and Financial Institutions conference, JLFA International conference, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Tsinghua University, and Queen's University.

  • Debt-Equity Simultaneous Holdings and Distress Resolution, 2020, joint with Yongqiang Chu, Ha Diep Nguyen, Jun Wang, and Wenyu Wang

    • Presented at AFA, Austriasia Conference, CICF, FMA, MFA, and SFS Cavalcade .

  • Valuation Effects along the Technology Channel: Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies, 2017, joint with Jiaping Qiu and Jin Wang

    • Presented at FMA European Conference (Venice), and Northern Finance Association Annual Meetings.


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