Staff profile - Xinwei Zheng

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Dr Xinwei Zheng

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Finance
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517654 +61 3 92517654



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), University of Durham (UK), 2008
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011


Teaching Interests

Investment and Portfolio Management, Financial Intermediation, Financial Market, Market Microstructure

Subjects and units currently teaching

- Investment and Portfolio Management (MAF707)
- Financial markets (MAF702)
- Financial Intermediation (MAF454/767)
- Equities and investment analysis (MAF307)

-Fundamental finance (MAF101)

Student supervision

1.Susan Sharma, PhD student, 2010 -2011,  "Commonality in volatility".
2. Xianan Zhang, PhD student,2014-, "Can 'home bias' in security selection be explained by investor sentiment?".


Awards and prizes

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Excellence in Research of Finance Discipline in 2010


Research interests

Market Microstructure, Asset Pricing and Investment, Fund Management



1. Zheng, X., Initiation of trades on the Chinese stock market, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. (ABDC Rank=B, forthcoming).

2. Narayan, P.K., Zhang, Z., Zheng, X., Some Hypotheses on Commonality in Liquidity: New Evidence from the Chinese Stock Market, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. (ABDC Rank=B, forthcoming).

3. Sharma, S.S., Narayan, P.K., Zheng, X., (2014). An analysis of firm and market volatility. Economic Systems, 38, 205-220. (ABDC Rank=B).

4. Narayan, P.K. and Zheng, X., (2012) Asymmetric information and market collapse: Evidence from the Chinese market, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 15, 1-17. (ABDC Rank=B)
5. Narayan, P.K. and Zheng, X., (2011) The relationship between liquidity and returns on the Chinese stock market, Journal of Asian Economics, 22, 259-266. (ERA Rank=A)
6. Li, L., Narayan, P.K., Zheng, X., (2010) Inflation and stock returns, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 20, 519-532. (ABDC Rank=A and ERA Rank=A)
7. Narayan, P.K. and Zheng, X., (2010) Market liquidity risk factor and financial market anomalies: Evidence from the Chinese stock market, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 18, 509-520. (ABDC Rank=A)
8. Narayan, P.K., Narayan, S., Zheng, X., (2010) Gold and oil futures markets: Are markets efficient? Applied Energy, 87, 3299-3303. (ERA Rank=A)
9. Zheng, X., (2008) Sources of liquidity commonality, asymmetric information and ownership structure in emerging markets: Evidence from the Chinese Stock Market, Corporate Ownership and Control, 5, 233-239. (ABDC Rank=B)

Link to publications

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