Professor Jing Shi is Professor of Finance, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, Faculty of Business at RMIT University. Prior to that, he held position at the Australian National University. He received a BComm (Hons 1) from the University of Otago and a PhD in Finance from the Australian National University.
Professor Shi’s main research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance, emerging markets, political and international economics. Recently, he began to expand his research focus by investigating market development and corporate governance issues in the context of China’s transition process, especially in the ﬁelds of networking, political connections, business strategy and corporate governance.
Professor Shi’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, Administrative Science Quarterly and Management Science. Professor Shi was a member of the ERA 2015 Research Evaluation Committee (Economics and Commerce). He is currently an editor of Accounting and Finance journal and a board member of Asian Finance Association.
- Empirical Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Political Economy
- Mutual Fund Performance
- Business Strategy
Research Projects and Funding
- “Do firms strategically build their connections“, Australian Centre for Financial Studies Research Grant, 2014.
- “The Effect of Mandatory CSR Reporting on Information Asymmetry: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in China“, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing Research Grant, RMIT University, 2014.
- Research Project in Finance
- BCom (Hon I)
- PhD (ANU)
- Haveman, H.,Jia, N.,Shi, J.,Wang, Y. (2017). The dynamics of political embeddedness in China In: Administrative Science Quarterly, 62, 67 - 104
- He, X.,Li, M.,Shi, J.,Twite, G. (2016). Why do firms pay stock dividends: Is it just a stock split In: Australian Journal of Management, 41, 508 - 537
- Huang, H.,Li, M.,Shi, J. (2016). Which matters: "Paying to play" or stable business relationship? Evidence on analyst recommendation and mutual fund commission fee payment In: Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 40, 403 - 423
- He, Z.,Chen, X.,Huang, W.,Pan, R.,Shi, J. (2016). External finance and dividend policy: A twist by financial constraints In: Accounting and Finance, , 1 - 25
- Chan, K.,Powell, J.,Shi, J.,Smith, T. (2016). Dividend persistence and dividend behaviour In: Accounting and Finance, , 1 - 21
- Powell, J.,Qian, M.,Shi, J.,Zhu, Q. (2015). Should stock market return forecasts be conditioned on politics? In: Australian Journal of Management, 40, 672 - 700
- Pan, D.,Shi, J.,Wu, F.,Zhang, B. (2015). Investor heterogeneity and commonality in stock return and liquidity In: Economic Systems, 39, 458 - 473
- Jun, X.,Li, M.,Shi, J. (2014). Volatile market condition and investor clientele effects on mutual fund flow performance relationship In: Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 29, 310 - 334
- Hao, X.,Shi, J.,Yang, J. (2014). The differential impact of the bank-firm relationship on IPO underpricing: evidence from China In: Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 30, 207 - 232
- Cai, M.,Shi, J.,Ni, Y.,Pan, R. (2013). Do heterogeneous background risks matter to household asset allocation? In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 42, 563 - 589
- Does Stable Business Relationship Matter? Evidence from Analyst Recommendation. Funded by: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
- The Importance of Being Politically Connected - Administered by the University of Queensland. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects via other University Grant 2015 from (2015 to 2017)
- Do firms strategically build their political connections?. Funded by: Australian Centre for Financial Studies Research Grants 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
5 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions