Jinfei Sheng

Jinfei Sheng

Assistant Professor

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

Research Interest

Empirical Asset Pricing


Behavioral Finance

Textual Analysis

Financial Intermediation

Jinfei Sheng joined The Paul Merage School of Business in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He received his PhD in finance from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Sheng's primary research fields are empirical asset pricing, investments, and behavioral finance. His papers use big data, machine learning, and textual analysis to tackle fundamental questions in finance and economics. 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, media coverage, and online reviews.

Professor Sheng has presented his papers at many national and international conferences. He is also a reviewer for top finance journals and conferences.

Professor Sheng is also an experienced instructor in classroom. He taught finance courses at University of British Columbia and won an excellent teaching award.

Selected Publications, News & Honors

  • Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation Research Grant (with Jack Favilukis), $40,000
  • Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation PhD Scholarships
  • Paul Chwelos Memorial Scholarship for Teaching Excellence, UBC
  • Alan Kraus Scholarship, UBC
  • Pei-Huang Tung and Tan-Wen Tung Graduate Fellowship, UBC
  • Shelby L. Brumelle Memorial Graduate Scholarship, UBC
  • Dean Earle D MacPhee Memorial Fellowship, UBC
  • C K Choi Fellowship, UBC
  • Regents' Fellowship, Texas A&M University
  • Wei Xun Best Paper Awards in Economic Science, Nankai University