Dr Peng (Peter) Huang

Peng (Peter) Huang

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Qualifications: PhD, UNSW; MSc, XMU & SMU; BA, SWUFE

About Peng (Peter)

Dr Huang researches empirical issues in corporate finance, financial management and strategic management, with a particular focus on factors affecting corporate decisions and outcomes. His research expertise also relates to Corporate Governance, Behavioral Economics and Culture. He has been actively serving as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals. He has taught Investments, Capital Markets and many other courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

"Firm Performance, Tariff Reduction and Innovation - Evidence from China" (Master, 2019)

"Emotions in the Social and News Media" (PhD, 2018-)

"An Empirical Evidence of Arbitrage Opportunities in the Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets in China" (Master, 2018)

"The Existence of Asymmetry in Price Movements Following the Inclusion and Exclusion of Stocks from the NZX 50 and BMV-IPC" (Master, 2018)

Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Structure
  • Board of Directors
  • Sovereign Governance
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Culture
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

Recent Publications

  • Bird, R., Huang, P., & Lu, Y. (2018). Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock. Australian Journal of Management, 43(1), 3-26. doi:10.1177/0312896217708227

  • Huang, P., Humphery-Jenner, M., & Powell, R. (2016). The choice of acquisition form around the world. In 29th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales.

  • Huang, P., Officer, M. S., & Powell, R. (2016). Method of payment and risk mitigation in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Journal of Corporate Finance, 40, 216-234. doi:10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.08.006

  • Guo, L., & Lu, Y. (2015). Overconfident CEOs as outside directors: Are they better facilitators for innovation?. In 28th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (pp. 63 pages). Sydney, Australia.

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Corporate Governance; Culture; Economics; Finance; International Finance; Technology

Contact Details

Room: MSB 2.36
Phone: +64 7 837 9407