Wenyao Hu is an assistant professor in the Department of Law, Economics, Accounting, and Finance in the School of Management. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management (Finance Concentration) from the Lally School of Business at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include fintech, capital markets, corporate disclosure, and ESG engagements. Before joining New York Tech, Wenyao Hu was a postdoctoral researcher at Saint Mary's University in Canada.

Recent Projects and Research

  1. The Power of Language: Does Vocabulary Richness Provide Values to Investors?
  2. Uncovering the Hidden Profit: How the Fintech Platform Optimizes its Profit by Misleading Investors?
  3. Are Managers 'Under-the-Weather' During Earnings Conference Calls?
  4. The Information Role of Earnings Conference Calls: How Earnings Calls Alter Demand for Financial Reports.

Selected Publications

  1. Attig, Najah, Wenyao Hu, Mohammad M. Rahaman, and Ashraf Al Zaman. "Overselling corporate social responsibility." Financial Management (2023).
  2. Hu, Wenyao, Thomas Shohfi, and Runzu Wang. "What's really in a deal? Evidence from textual analysis of M&A conference calls." Review of Financial Economics 39, no. 4 (2021): 500-521.
  3. Francis, Bill B., Wenyao Hu, and Thomas Shohfi. "Ex-intrusion corporate cyber risk: evidence from internet protocol networks." Journal of Operational Risk 16, no. 3 (2020).

Professional Honors and Awards

  1. Best Paper Award at 6th Indonesian Finance Association International Conference
  2. American Finance Association (AFA) Doctoral Student Travel Grant
  3. Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) Doctoral Student Travel Stipend
  4. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Student Scholarship
  5. Don Shohfi Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, 2nd Runner Up

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • FINC 325 Principles of Investment and Security Analysis
  • MIST 442 Blockchain Applications

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