Lei Kong

Assistant Professor

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Phone: 205-348-8988
Email: lkong@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Empirical Corporate Finance

Corporate Innovation

Internal Capital Markets


 PhD, Boston College

MS, Tsinghua University

BS, Tsinghua University

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

 FMA Doctoral Consortium, FMA. (October 2015).

NBER Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, NBER. (July 2014).

Student Travel Award, AFA. (January 2014).

Selected Publications

“Top Management Human Capital, Inventor Mobility, and Corporate Innovation.” (With Thomas Chemmanur, Karthik Krishnan, and Qianqian Yu.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Economics. Forthcoming. 

“Government Spending and Corporate Innovation.” Working Paper.

“Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance.” (With Thomas Chemmanur and Karthik Krishnan.) Working Paper.

“Internal Capital Markets in Conglomerate Firms: Evidence from Presidential Cycles.” Working Paper.

“The Informativeness of Insider Trading and Shareholder Horizon.” (With Xudong Fu, Lori Tang, and Xinyan Yan.) Working Paper. 

“Product Consumption and Information Digestion.” (With Chengwei Wang.) Working Paper.