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Merrick School of Business

Dong Chen

Dong Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 485
Phone: 410.837.4919
E-mail: dchen@ubalt.edu

    Education:
  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.A., The University of Mississippi
  • M.E., Tongji University
  • B.E., Tongji University

Professor Chen joined the faculty in 2008 after earning his Ph.D. from Duke University. He has a research interest in the area of corporate governance and has published and presented in the subject worldwide.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Chen, D., & Zheng, Y. (2014). CEO Tenure and Risk-taking. Global Business and Finance Review.

Chen, D. (2014). The Non-monotonic Effect of Board Independence on Credit Ratings. Journal of Financial Services Research. 45(2), 145-171.

Chen, D. (2012). Classified Boards, the Cost of Debt, and Firm Performance. Journal of Banking and Finance. 36(12), 3346-3365.

Chen, D., & Bradley, M. (2011). Corporate Governance and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from Director Limited Liability and Indemnification Provisions. Journal of Corporate Finance. 17(1), 83-107.

Presentations

Chen, D., & Zheng, Y. Yes "CEO Tenure and Risk-Taking," Eastern Finance Association, Pittsburgh, PA. (2014).

Chen, D., & Bradley, M. Yes "Does Board Independence Reduce the Cost of Debt?," Eastern Finance Association, Pittsburgh, PA. (2014).

Chen, D., & Bradley, M. Yes "Does Board Independence Reduce the Cost of Debt?," Midwest Finance Association, Orlando, FL. (2014).

Chen, D., & Rose, M. Yes "Golden Parachutes, Takeover Probability, and Risk-Taking," Midwest Finance Association, Chicago, IL. (2013).

Chen, D. Yes "Classified Boards, the Cost of Debt, and Firm Performance," Financial Management Association, Denver, CO. (2011).

Chen, D. No Southern Finance Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, USA. (2010).

Chen, D. Yes "Board Independence and Credit Ratings," Southern Finance Association, Asheville, NC. (2010).

Chen, D. Yes "Corporate Governance and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from Director Limited Liability and Indemnification Provisions," Southern Finance Association, Asheville, NC. (2010).

Chen, D. Yes "Corporate Governance, Credit Condition, and the Cost of Debt," Southern Finance Association, Asheville, NC. (2010).

Chen, D. Yes "Corporate Governance, Credit Condition, and the Cost of Debt," Financial Management Association, New York City. (2010).

Chen, D. No Southwestern Finance Association 49th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA. (2010).

Chen, D., & Bradley, M. Yes "Board Independence and Credit Ratings," Southwestern Finance Association, Dallas, TX. (2010).

Chen, D. Yes "Board Independence and Credit Ratings," Financial Management Association, Reno, NV. (2009).

Research in Progress

"Bank CEO Overconfidence and Risk-taking" (Planning)
We analyze the contribution of behavioral biases of CEOs, in particular their overconfidence to bank risk-taking.

"Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Disasters, and Firm Performance" (Planning)
I study whether the natural disasters suffered at the headquarters of a corporation have any effect on the relationship between corporate social responsibility and firm performance.

"Diversification or Monitoring?" (Planning)
We analyze the empirical tradeoff between diverfication of institutional funds and their corporate governance initiatives.