Yabo Zhao received her Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Texas at Dallas in May 2022. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Renmin University of China and a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance from Fordham University. Her research interests focus on empirical corporate finance, innovation, labor and finance, and institutional investors.


Working Papers


1. Asymmetric Information, Patent Publication, and Inventor Human Capital Reallocation

2. “Pump-and-Dump” through Media Tone? Institutional Trading Strategies during Corporate Litigation (with Jie He and Han Xia)

3. The Spillover Effects of Patent Litigation: Evidence from the Quasi-random Assignment of Patent (with Julian Atanassov and Vikram Nanda)

4. Herding on Stars in CEO Compensation (with Swaminathan Kalpathy and Vikram Nanda)