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Professor Jin Zhang

Jin ZhangProfessor in Finance

B.S (Tsinghua), M.S (Tsinghua), PhD (California Institute of Technology)

Tel 64 3 479 8575
Office CO 3.33
Email jin.zhang@otago.ac.nz

Professor Jin Zhang has been appointed to the position of Professor of Finance at the University of Otago.  Jin was previously Associate  Professor at the School of Economics and Finance, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  Jin has been doing research in the area of Quantitative Finance, which is an interdisciplinary area between Finance and Applied Mathematics.  The research in this area usually requires advanced mathematical skills, such as partial differential equations, stochastic calculus and applied probability, which have been widely used in Engineering and Applied Sciences.  The research outputs often have direct applications in the financial industry.

Jin Zhang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University in 1985 and 1988, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1996.  After spending one-year as an associate at Morgan Stanley in New York, he went to Hong Kong to teach Financial Engineering at City University Hong Kong from 1997 to 2001, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2001 to 2004, and then HKU from 2004 to 2012.  He has served as the Director of Master of Finance program and Associate Director, Center for Financial Innovation and Risk Management (CFIRM) at University of Hong Kong from 2009.

Teaching

  • Convenor FINC306
  • Convenor FINC405

Research interests

Derivatives and Quantitative Finance

Personal homepage

https://sites.google.com/site/jinzhanghomepage/home/research

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Publications

Luo, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2017). Expected stock returns and forward variance. Journal of Financial Markets, 34, 95-117. doi: 10.1016/j.finmar.2016.06.001

Zhang, J. E., Zhen, F., Sun, X., & Zhao, H. (2017). The skewness implied in the Heston Model and its application. Journal of Futures Markets, 37(3), 211-237. doi: 10.1002/fut.21801

Ruan, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Investor attention and market microstructure. Economics Letters, 149, 125-130. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.10.032

Chen, Y., Shu, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Investor sentiment, variance risk premium and delta-hedged gains. Applied Economics, 48(31), 2952-2964. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1133894

Ruan, X., Zhu, W., Huang, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Equilibrium asset pricing under the Lévy process with stochastic volatility and moment risk premiums. Economic Modelling, 54, 326-338. doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2015.12.030

Journal - Research Article

Luo, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2017). Expected stock returns and forward variance. Journal of Financial Markets, 34, 95-117. doi: 10.1016/j.finmar.2016.06.001

Zhang, J. E., Zhen, F., Sun, X., & Zhao, H. (2017). The skewness implied in the Heston Model and its application. Journal of Futures Markets, 37(3), 211-237. doi: 10.1002/fut.21801

Ruan, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Investor attention and market microstructure. Economics Letters, 149, 125-130. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.10.032

Ruan, X., Zhu, W., Huang, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Equilibrium asset pricing under the Lévy process with stochastic volatility and moment risk premiums. Economic Modelling, 54, 326-338. doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2015.12.030

Chen, Y., Shu, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Investor sentiment, variance risk premium and delta-hedged gains. Applied Economics, 48(31), 2952-2964. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1133894

Chang, E. C., Luo, X., Shi, L., & Zhang, J. E. (2013). Is warrant really a derivative? Evidence from the Chinese warrant market. Journal of Financial Markets, 16(1), 165-193. doi: 10.1016/j.finmar.2012.04.003

Zhao, H., Zhang, J. E., & Chang, E. C. (2013). The relation between physical and risk-neutral cumulants. International Review of Finance, 13(3), 345-381. doi: 10.1111/irfi.12013

Zhang, J. E., Huang, S., & Li, T. (2013). The intersection between European put price and its payoff function. International Journal of Theoretical & Applied Finance, 16(4), 1350055. doi: 10.1142/S0219024913500222

Hao, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2013). GARCH option pricing models, the CBOE VIX, and variance risk premium. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 11(3), 556-580. doi: 10.1093/jjfinec/nbs026

Shu, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2012). Causality in the VIX futures market. Journal of Futures Markets, 32(1), 24-46. doi: 10.1002/fut.20506

Cheng, J., Ibraimi, M., Leippold, M., & Zhang, J. E. (2012). A remark on Lin and Chang's paper 'Consistent modeling of S&P 500 and VIX derivatives'. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 36(5), 708-715. doi: 10.1016/j.jedc.2012.01.002

Luo, X., Han, H., & Zhang, J. E. (2012). Forecasting the term structure of Chinese Treasury yields. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 20(5), 639-659. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2012.02.002

Luo, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2012). The Term Structure of VIX. Journal of Futures Markets, 32(12), 1092-1123. doi: 10.1002/fut.21572

Zhang, J. E., & Li, Y. (2012). New analytical option pricing models with Weyl–Titchmarsh theory. Quantitative Finance, 12(7), 1003-1010. doi: 10.1080/14697688.2010.503659

Cheng, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2012). Analytical pricing of American options. Review of Derivatives Research, 15(2), 157-192. doi: 10.1007/s11147-011-9073-6

Zhang, J. E., Zhao, H., & Chang, E. C. (2012). Equilibrium asset and option pricing under jump diffusion. Mathematical Finance, 22(3), 538-568. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9965.2010.00468.x

Zhang, J. E., Shu, J., & Brenner, M. (2010). The new market for volatility trading. Journal of Futures Markets, 30(9), 809-833. doi: 10.1002/fut.20448

Zhang, J. E., & Huang, Y. (2010). The CBOE S&P 500 three-month variance futures. Journal of Futures Markets, 30(1), 48-70. doi: 10.1002/fut.20400

Zhang, J. E., & Li, T. (2010). Pricing and hedging American options analytically: A perturbation method. Mathematical Finance, 20(1), 59-87. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9965.2009.00389.x

Dai, M., Li, P., & Zhang, J. E. (2010). A lattice algorithm for pricing moving average barrier options. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 34(3), 542-554. doi: 10.1016/j.jedc.2009.10.008

Luo, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2010). The dynamics of long forward rate term structures. Journal of Futures Markets, 30(10), 957-982. doi: 10.1002/fut.20447

Zhang, J. E., & Xiang, Y. (2008). The implied volatility smirk. Quantitative Finance, 8(3), 263-284. doi: 10.1080/14697680601173444

Zhu, Y., & Zhang, J. E. (2007). Variance term structure and VIX futures pricing. International Journal of Theoretical & Applied Finance, 10(1), 111-127.

Shu, J., & Zhang, J. E. (2006). Testing range estimators of historical volatility. Journal of Futures Markets, 26(3), 297-313. doi: 10.1002/fut.20197

Zhang, J. E., & Zhu, Y. (2006). VIX futures. Journal of Futures Markets, 26(6), 521-531. doi: 10.1002/fut.20209

Brenner, M., Ou, E. Y., & Zhang, J. E. (2006). Hedging volatility risk. Journal of Banking & Finance, 30(3), 811-821. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2005.07.015

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Nguyen, N., Ulku, N., & Zhang, J. (2016). The Fama-French five factor model: Evidence from Vietnam. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2016/schedule/

Ruan, X., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Asset pricing in a pure exchange economy with heterogeneous investors. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2016/schedule/

Zhen, F., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). A theory of CBOE SKEW. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2016/schedule/

Gehricke, S. A., & Zhang, J. E. (2016). Modeling VXX. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2016/schedule/

Rahmaniani, M., Zhang, J. E., & Roberts, H. (2015). Modeling the dynamics of correlations among international equity volatility indices. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2015/colloquium/

Luo, X., & Zhang, J. (2013). Expected stock returns and forward variance. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2013/programme/

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Other Research Output

Zhang, J. (2012, November). Quantitative finance: A new field in finance. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Inaugural Professorial Lecture].

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