Lei Kong

  • December 17th, 2018
Lei Kong
EFLS, Faculty, Finance Ph.D. Faculty
Email: lkong@culverhouse.ua.edu
Department:Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies
Title:Assistant Professor of Finance
Education: Ph.D., Boston College, 2016, Finance
M.S., Tsinghua University
B.S., Tsinghua University

Honors, Achievements & Affiliations

FMA Doctoral Consortium, FMA. (October 2015).

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

Student Travel Award, AFA. (January 2014).

Focus and Current Research

Corporate Finance

Corporate Innovation

Internal Capital Markets

Initial Public Offerings

Selected Publications

“Insider Trading and Shareholder Investment Horizons.” (With Xudong Fu, Lori Tang, and Xinyan Yan.) Journal of Corporate Finance. June 2020.

“Government Spending and Corporate Innovation.” Management Science. April 2020.

“Top Management Human Capital, Inventor Mobility, and Corporate Innovation.” (With Thomas Chemmanur, Karthik Krishnan, and Qianqian Yu.) Journal of Financial and Quantitative Economics. December 2019.

“The Conglomerate Network.” (With Kenneth Ahern and Xinyan Yan.) Working Paper.

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

“Internal Capital Markets in Conglomerate Firms: Evidence from Presidential Cycles.” (With Darren Kisgen.) Working Paper.

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

"Inter-state Trade Network and Merger Propagation." (With Xinyan Yan.) Working Paper.