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Jinfei Sheng

Jinfei Sheng

Assistant Professor
Finance

SB2 344

jinfei.sheng@uci.edu    Personal website  

Education

PhD, University of British Columbia
MS, Texas A&M University
BA, MA, Nankai University

Research Interest

Empirical Asset Pricing

FinTech

Labor Finance

Financial Intermediation


Jinfei Sheng joined Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine as an Assistant Professor of Finance in July 2018. Before that, Professor Sheng received his PhD in finance from Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia in Canada.

His primary research fields are Empirical Asset Pricing and FinTech, with a focus on big data, textual analysis, and machine learning. A central theme of his research is to understand the roles of information in financial markets. He is interested in various types of information, including macroeconomic news, earning announcements, news articles, online reviews, crypto whitepapers, and mutual fund prospectuses. He also examines research topics in labor finance and financial intermediation.

Professor Sheng’s research has been published in leading finance journals, including Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies. He has been invited to present and discuss at top finance and economic conferences such as American Finance Association Conference, NBER Meeting, American Economic Association Conference, as well as leading financial firms such as Citadel and BlackRock. He is also a reviewer for many top finance journals and conferences.

At UCI, he creates a new course on FinTech for undergraduate and graduate students and serves as the founding faculty advisor for Anteater Crypto Association. Also, he teaches Managerial Finance for MBA students at UCI and taught Corporate Finance at UBC. He has won excellent teaching awards at both UCI and UBC.