Faculty Profile for Dr. Ren Zhang

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Dr. Ren Zhang
Assistant Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 504
phone: (512) 245-2547

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Zhang, R., Li, Q., & An, L. (2023). Corruption drains away talents: Cross-country evidence based on a machine learning approach. Economic Modelling.
  • Yang, Y., Zhang, R., Wu, L., & Tang, Y. (2023). Investigating the Impact of Technology and Noise Shocks on Capital Flows. Finance Research Letters.
  • Zhang, R. (2022). News Shocks and the Effects of Monetary Policy. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  • Zhao, Y., An, L., Ozdemir, N., & Zhang, R. (2022). Outward Foreign Direct Investment of China‚Äôs Banking Sector: Determinants and Motivations. Singapore Economic Review.
  • Zhang, R., An, L., & Wynne, M. (2021). Shock-Dependent Exchange Rate Pass-Through: Evidence Based on a Narrative Sign Approach for Japan. Journal of International Money and Finance.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. August 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Robert J. Olney Early Career Research Award. August 2022 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Department award for excellence in research. May 2021 - Present

Selected Grants

  • Zhang, Ren. McCoy College Faculty Development Funds, $2940. (Funded: August 2024). Grant.
  • Zhang, Ren. 2024 McCoy College Dean's Summer Research Stipends, $8000. (Funded: May 2024 - August 2024). Grant.
  • Zhang, Ren. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: December 2022 - May 2024). Grant.
  • Zhang, Ren. McCoy Faculty Development Funds, $2870. (Funded: September 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Zhang, Ren. 2022 McCoy College of Business Research Grant Program, $5000. (Funded: May 2022 - October 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Insightful Minds in International Macro
September 2022-December 2024
Reviewer / Referee
Review of Economic Systems
October 2023-Present
Reviewer / Referee
May 2023-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Economic and Finance
April 2023-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Finance Research Letters
March 2023-Present