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Student Name DONG, Ailin
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Department FINA
Program Name PhD(FINA)
Current Year 5
Qualifications 1. PhD in Finance (expected 2018), HKUST (Straight A+/A)
2. BA in Finance, Fudan University (GPA: 3.91/4.0; 1st/112)
Research Interests Capital Structure, Law and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions
Selected Publications

Working Papers:

Strategic Patenting and Debt Financing

Busted! Now What? Effects of Cartel Enforcement on Firm Value and Corporate Policies (with Massimo Massa and Alminas Zaldokas)

Stock Return Synchronicity around the World: New Evidence on Old Theories (with Sipeng Chen and Chu Zhang)

Cartel Participation and Voluntary Disclosure (with Ashiq Ali, Ningzhong Li and Xiaolu Zhou)


What's Hot in Finance (2011-2015)? (with Utpal Bhattacharya, Frank Weikai Li, Fangyuan Ma and Beichen Wang​)




Conference Presentations

First Guanghua Finance Doctoral Consortium, Peking University 2017

FMA Asia Pacific Doctoral Student Consortium 2017

HKUST PhD workshop 2016, 2015, 2013

The Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies 2014

Honors & Awards

HKUST Postgraduate Scholarship, 2016-present

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, 2012-2016

AFA 2016 Doctoral Student Travel Grant

Hong Kong University Grants Committee Research Travel Grant, 2016-2017, 2014-2015 (twice)

China National Scholarship, 2009, 2010, 2011 (top 1%)
Scholarship for Elite Seniors, Fudan University, 2011 (top 3‰)
Scholarship for Excellent Freshmen, Fudan University, 2008 (top1%)
Excellent Student of Shanghai, 2011, 2004
Excellent Expo Volunteer of Shanghai, 2010
Third prize of Shanghai High School 12th Grade Mathematics Contest, 2008
Third prize of Shanghai High School 12th Grade Physics Contest, 2007






Other Activities

HKUST Finance PhD workshop coordinator, 2015-2016

HKUST Business School graduate student teaching assistant coordinator, 2016-present

Summer Institute of Finance, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF), 2016

Visiting PhD student, School of Management, Technical University of Munich (TUM), 2015

Summer School in Financial Intermediation and Contracting, 2015, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Fifth PhD Summer School in Dysfunctional Financial Markets, 2014, Peking University