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. (n.d.). Corruption drains away talents: Cross-country evidence based on a machine learning approach. Economic Modelling.
  • Yang, Y., Zhang, R., Wu, L., & Tang, Y. (n.d.). Investigating the Impact of Technology and Noise Shocks on Capital Flows. Finance Research Letters.
  • Zhang, R. (n.d.). News Shocks and the Effects of Monetary Policy. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  • Zhao, Y., An, L., Ozdemir, N., & Zhang, R. (n.d.). Outward Foreign Direct Investment of China’s 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. 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.
  • Zhang, Ren, Chih, Yao-Yu. 2022 McCoy College Dean’s Summer Research Stipend, $8000. (Funded: May 2022 - August 2022). Grant.
  • Zhang, Ren. McCoy College Development Fund, $2401. (Funded: October 2021 - August 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Scholarship and Awards Committee
January 1, 2023-Present
Reviewer / Referee
China Economic Review
June 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
International Journal of Finance and Economics
April 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Mathematical Economics
February 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Economic Modelling
January 2022-Present