Chuanqian Zhang

Finance and Business Economics
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A210

905-525-9140, x26361

Chuanqian joined the PhD program in September 2010. His research focuses on corporate finance such as capital budgeting, investment and cash policy, agency conflicts, debt structure and real options. He also has various teaching assistant and session tutor experiences for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. He will be on the job market during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Supervisor: Sudipto Sarkar


  • M.S., Finance, Manderson Graduate School of Business, University of Alabama
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University

Selected Publications and Presentations


“Implementation Lag and the Investment Decision” Economics Letters, 119(2), 136-140, 2013. (with Sarkar Sudipto)

Working Papers

A Framework of Investment under Growth Uncertainty” (Job market paper)

Investment Policy with Time-to-build (with Sarkar Sudipto)

Revise & Resubmit at Journal of Banking and Finance

       –2014 Canadian Economic Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver

       –2014 McMaster University Brown Bag seminar

The Over-Investment Agency Problem and Performance-Sensitive Debt (with Sarkar    Sudipto)

         -2014 FMA Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee (scheduled)

Underinvestment and the Design of Performance-Sensitive Debt (with Sarkar Sudipto)


Before joining the PhD program, Chuanqian spent several years researching numerical modelling of nano-scale magnetic-thermo dynamic heat transfer for next-generation cancer therapy collaborating with UAB Medical Center sponsored by NSF and NIH.

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