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Dr Yongxian Tan

Dr Yongxian Tan, Otago Business SchoolSenior Lecturer
PhD (Vanderbilt),CFA, CPA

Tel +64 3 479 9072
Office OBS 4.12

Yongxian Tan joined the Department of Accountancy and Finance in 2018. His current research interests lie in the areas of capital market research, innovation and corporate governance. Previously, he taught at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China. Yongxian obtained his PhD degree in Finance from the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and licensed CPA in Illinois, USA.


  • ACCT 233
  • ACCT 423
  • ACCT 310

Research interests

  • Capital market research
  • Corporate innovation
  • Corporate governance

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Lewis, C. M., & Tan, Y. (2016). Debt-equity choices, R&D investment and market timing. Journal of Financial Economics, 119(3), 599-610. doi: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2016.01.017

Tan, Y., Tian, X., Zhang, X., & Zhao, H. (2020). The real effect of partial privatization on corporate innovation: Evidence from China's split share structure reform. Journal of Corporate Finance, 64, 101661. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2020.101661

Mobbs, S., Tan, Y., & Zhang, S. (2021). Female directors: Why are some less informed than others? Journal of Corporate Finance. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.101938

Han, X., Ruan, X., & Tan, Y. (2020). Can the relative price ratio of gold to platinum predict the Chinese stock market? Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 62, 101379. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2020.101379

Huang, J., Tan, Y., & Zhao, H. (2020). Does the sales seasonality anomaly exist in China? Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 63, 101425. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2020.101425