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Dr Renzhu Zhang

Renzhu Stephanie Zhang image 2021Postdoctoral Fellow

Tel +64 3 479 9138
Office: OBS 5.27

Dr Renzhu Zhang joined University of Otago as a Strategic CEFGroup Postdoctoral Fellow in 2021. She worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant for the Accountancy & Finance Department over the past few years. Her current teaching and research interests are mainly in corporate finance, behavioural finance, and climate finance. She holds a BA in Finance, an MSc in Financial Management (Edinburgh), and a PhD in Finance (Otago).

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Diaz-Rainey, I., Gehricke, S. A., Roberts, H., & Zhang, R. (2021). Trump vs. Paris: The impact of climate policy on U.S. listed oil and gas firm returns and volatility. International Review of Financial Analysis, 76, 101746. doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2021.101746

Zhang, R. (2020). Essays in corporate finance (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Diaz-Rainey, I., Gehricke, S., Roberts, H., & Zhang, R. (2019). Trump vs. Paris: The impact of climate policy and climate risk on US listed oil and gas firm valuation. Proceedings of the 13th Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC) and Otago Climate Change Network (OCCNET) Energy & Climate Change Symposium. (pp. 11). Retrieved from

Chou, H.-I., Zhang, R., Bhabra, G. S., & Tan, E. K. M. (2018, December). CEO succession gap and firm performance. Verbal presentation at the 26th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets (SFM), Kaohsiung, Taiwan.