Huasheng Gao

Education Background:Ph.D. in Finance, University of British Columbia

Research Interests:Corporate Finance, Management Compensation, Enterprise Innovation


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Professor Huasheng Gao, Professor of Finance, Deputy Dean of Faculty and Research at the International School of Finance (FISF) in Fudan University.

Before joining FISF, he was an associate professor of finance (with tenure) at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.

Professor Gao is interested in corporate finance, corporate governance, innovation, and executive compensation. His research has been published in leading academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, etc.  His research is widely featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the New York Times, National Geographic, etc.

Professor Gao received his bachelor's degree of Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and obtained his Master and PhD degree of finance from the Sauder School of Business in the University of British Columbia.


(Updated by July 2024)

  • Simba Xin Chang, Huasheng Gao, and Wei Li, Discontinuous Distribution of Test Statistics Around Significance Thresholds in Empirical Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting Research, forthcoming.

  • Yanke Dai, Ting Du, Huasheng Gao, Yan Gu, and Yongqin Wang, Patent Pledgeability, Trade Secrecy, and Corporate Patenting, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2024, Volume 85, 102563.

  • Huasheng Gao, Zhengkai Liu, and Chunliu Yang, Individual Investors’Trading Behavior and Gender Difference in Tolerance of Sex Crimes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Empirical Finance ,2023, Volume 73, Pages 349-368.

  • Huasheng Gao, Po-Hsuan Hsu, and Jin Zhang, Pay Transparency and Inventor Productivity: Evidence from State-level Pay Secrecy Laws, RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

  • Huasheng Gao, and Vanya Petrova, “Do Prostitution Laws Turn a John into a Rapist? Evidence from Europe”, Journal of Law and Economics, 2022, Volume 65, Number 4.

  • Guoli Chen, Xin Deng, Huasheng Gao, and Ithai Stern, The“Butterfly Effect”in Strategic Human Capital: Mitigating the Endogeneity Concern About the Relationship Between Turnover and Performance, Strategic Management Journal, 2021, Volume 42, Issue 13, Pages 2493-2510.

  • Huasheng Gao, Donghui Shi, and Bin Zhao, Does Good Luck Make People Overconfident? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Stock Market, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2021, Volumn 68, 101933.

  • Huasheng Gao, Kai Li, and Yujing Ma, Stakeholder Orientation and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from State-Level Adoption of Constituency Statutes, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2021, Volume 56,  Pages 1908-1944.

  • Tao Chen, Huasheng Gao, and Yuxi Wang, Tariff Uncertainty and Firm Innovation: Evidence from the U.S.-China Permanent Normal Trade Relation, Journal of Empirical Finance, 2021, Volume 62, Pages 12-27.

  • Deqiu Chen, Huasheng Gao, and Yujing Ma, Human Capital Driven Acquisition: Evidence from the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, Management Science, 2021, Volume 67, Issue 8, Pages 4643-4664.

  • Huasheng Gao, Po-Hsuan Hsu, Kai Li, and Jin Zhang, The Real Effect of Smoking Bans: Evidence from Corporate Innovation, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2020, Volume 55, Issue 2, Pages 387-427.

  • Huasheng Gao, Huai Zhang, and Jin Zhang, Employee Turnover Likelihood and Earnings Management: Evidence from the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, Review of Accounting Studies, 2018, Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 1424-1470.

  • Huasheng Gao, and Jin Zhang, SOX Section 404 and Corporate Innovation, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2019, Volume 54, Issue 2, Pages 759-787.

  • Huasheng Gao, Po-Hsuan Hsu, and Kai Li, Innovation Strategy of Private Firms, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2018, Volume 53, Issue 1, Pages 1-32.