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A/Prof. Mike Mao

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

mike.mao@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46574

Biography

Mike Qinghao Mao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Before joining Deakin University, Mike was Associate Professor of Finance at the Erasmus School of Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute in the Netherlands. 

He has published in the Journal of Finance, Management Science among others. Mike's research specialises in financial market anomalies, analyst forecasts and asset-backed-securitization. His broad teaching and research interests cover topics in asset pricing, corporate finance and accounting. 

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Research interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Corporate Finance

Affiliations

  • Member, European Finance Association.

Teaching interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance

Awards

  • Top Researcher Award, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2015.

Publications

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2022

Why have target-date funds performed better in the COVID-19 selloff than the 2008 selloff?

M Mao, C Wong

(2022), Vol. 135, pp. 1-16, Journal of Banking and Finance, Amsterdam, The Neterlands, C1

journal article

Managerial commitment and heterogeneity in target-date funds

Mike Mao, Ching Wong

(2022), Vol. 68, pp. 1-19, Journal of Empirical Finance, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

Customer risk and corporate financial policy: Evidence from receivables securitization

L Liu, M Mao, G Nini

(2018), Vol. 50, pp. 453-467, Journal of Corporate Finance, C1

journal article
2016

Cash-flow news and the investment effect in the cross section of stock returns

M Mao, K John Wei

(2016), Vol. 62, pp. 2504-2519, Management Science, C1-1

journal article
2015

Analysts' cash flow forecasts, audit effort, and audit opinions on internal control

M Mao, Y Yu

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 635-664, Journal of business finance and accounting, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Price and earnings momentum: An explanation using return decomposition

M Mao, K Wei

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 332-351, Journal of Empirical Finance, C1-1

journal article

Securitization and capital structure in nonfinancial firms: an empirical investigation

M Lemmon, L Xiaolei Liu, M Qinghao Mao, G Nini

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 1787-1825, The journal of finance, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Risk-taking by Australian target-date funds

A/Prof Mike Mao

Accounting & Finance Assoc of Australian & New Zealand Grant - Research

  • 2022: $4,600

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Ching Hin Wong

Thesis entitled: Essays on Target-Date Funds

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Finance