Athena Zhang

Athena Zhang

Assistant Professor, Finance and International Business
Faculty, Graduate Study in Business

Phone:(607) 274-5128
E-mail:wzhang@ithaca.edu
Office:435 Park Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Education

Ph.D.    Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Finance)

M.S.     University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China (Finance)

B.S.      Universtiy of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China (Economics)

Courses Recently Taught

  • Business Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • First-Year Trading Room Seminar
  • Financial Analysis and Forecasting

Academic Appointments 

2009-present   Assistant Professor of Finance, Ithaca College

Professional Experience

2001-2003  Senior Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Beijing, China

Professional Affiliations

  • American Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association

Research Interestes

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insider Trading

Research Publications

"Value, Valuation, and the Long-run Performance of Merged Firms",  with Qingzhong Ma and David Whidbee, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2011, Issue 1, page 1-17.

"Public or Private? The Hospitality Investment Decision", with Qingzhong Ma, Cornell Hospitality Report, Decemeber 2010, Vol. 10, No. 17.

 “Stock Performance of Acquiring Listed and Unlisted Lodging Assets”,  with Qingzhong Ma, Namir Chowdhury,Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, forthcoming.

"Shareholder Rights, Financial Systems, and IPO Underpricing Across Countries", With Alka BramhandKar, Journal of Current Research in Global Business, forthcoming.

"Cash Payout in Mergers and Acquisitions", With Alka Bramhandkar, Journal of Current Research in Global Business, forthcoming.