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Dr May Hu

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

may.hu@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45106

Biography

PhD; MBA; B.Com(Hons); GCHE; CPA; CA

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Biography summary

May completed her Bachelor of Commerce in two years, and after finishing her 1st class Honours in Finance and Economics, she worked at ANZ Bank. During May’s PhD studies, she performed as a research assistant and teaching assistant in universities. May also joined investment banks in China and New Zealand as a security price analyst and M&A (mergers and acquisitions) advisor. Empirical working experience broadened May’s research interests, especially in the areas of corporate finance and asset pricing. May currently teaches corporate finance in the postgraduate and MBA programs. She is a Deakin accredited HDR supervisor and has been supervised a number of HDR students. May is also a member of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand.

Research interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and earnings announcements
  • Corporate governance, CEO compensation, board structure, earnings management, CSR and corporate fraud
  • Financial innovation and venture capital
  • Market sentiment and Behavioural Finance
  • Asset pricing, financial anomaly and ETF

Affiliations

  • Member of American Finance Association (AFA)
  • Member of American Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Member of Asian Finance Association (Asian AFA)
  • Member of Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSA)
  • Member of Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
     

Teaching interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Research Method

Units taught

MPA701/MPF753

Professional activities

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Candidate of CFA institute (exams passed)

Awards

  • Best Paper Award at the International Financial Engineering and Risk Management Conference
  • Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at the Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference
  • Best Paper Award in the Finance field at the Australian Research Centre in Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Best Paper Award at the Global Accounting, Finance and Economics Conference
  • Outstanding Research Award at the Winter Global Finance and Business Conference in the USA
  • PhD Scholarship
  • CFA Scholarship
  • AFAANZ Research Grant
  • Deakin Faculty Grant
  • Grant from National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF)
  • Research Travel Grant
  • E&F AFA Conference Travel Grant

Publications

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2017

The impact of CEO power on corporate capital structure: new evidence from dynamic panel threshold analysis

C Chao, M Hu, Q Munir, T Li

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 107-120, International Review of Economics and Finance, United Kingdom, C1

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Do venture capitalists function the same: the evidence from the Chinese newest stock market, ChiNext

H Beladi, C Chao, M Hu

(2017), pp. 1-22, World economy, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Real determinants of stock split announcements

M Hu, C Chao, C Malone, M Young

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 574-598, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

The Christmas effect-special dividend announcements

H Beladi, C Chao, M Hu

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 15-30, International review of financial analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Another explanation of the mutual fund fee puzzle

M Hu, C Chao, J Lim

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 134-152, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The role of leverage in cross-border mergers and acquisitions

M Hu, J Yang

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 170-199, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Actual intervention and verbal intervention in the Chinese RMB exchange rate

M Hu, Y Li, J Yang, C Chao

(2016), Vol. 143, pp. 499-508, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Counter-credit-risk yield spreads: a puzzle in China's corporate bond market

J Luo, X Ye, M Hu

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 203-241, International review of finance, London, Eng., C1

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Another January effect-evidence from stock split announcements

H Beladi, C Chao, M Hu

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 123-138, International review of financial analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Corporate social responsibility and dividend policy

A Cheung, M Hu, J Schwiebert

(2016), pp. 1-30, Accounting and finance, Chichester, Eng., C1

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A macro-analysis of financial decisions : an examination of special dividend announcements

H Beladi, C Chao, M Hu

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 162-181, International review of financial analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: An overview

M Hu, M Ngo

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 17-27, Corporate finance review, Boston, Mass., C1

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Management trading in Chinese entrepreneurial firms on the ChiNext

M Hu, X Jun, J Yang

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. S33-S45, Emerging markets finance and trade, Oxford, Eng., C1

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How do cross-border mergers and acquisitions affect firms' management and stakeholders? Part 2

M Hu, P Huynh

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 13-26, Corporate finance review, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Can analyst coverage reduce the incidence of fraud? Evidence from China

M Hu, J Yang

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 605-608, Applied economics letters, Abingdon, England, C1

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Fraud, Market Reaction, and the Role of Institutional Investors in Chinese Listed Firms

M Hu, R Aggarwal, J Yang

(2014), Vol. 41, pp. 92-109, Journal of portfolio management, New York, N.Y., C1

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The efficient market hypothesis and corporate event waves: part 1

M Hu

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 20-27, Corporate finance review, Boston, Mass., C1

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The efficient market hypothesis and corporate event waves: part II

M Hu

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 20-26, Corporate finance review, Boston, Mass., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

CEO Inside Debts and Credit Rating

Dr May Hu, Dr Wen Qu, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Rong Ding

  • 2015: $2,000

CDS Market liquidity

Dr May Hu

  • 2017: $2,015

Other Funding Sources

Hosting of Endeavour Research Fellow Shyaam Prasadh, India

Dr May Hu

  • 2016: $1,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report