Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Chen Tao, Jonas
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Banking & Finance
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Tao Chen joined Nanyang Business School (NBS) as an Assistant Professor in 2014 and was promoted to be an Associate Professor in Finance with tenure in 2020. His research interest focuses on how financial market participants influence corporate policies, particularly issues related to environmental, social and governance (ESG), and how FinTech and financial innovation affect financial inclusion and risk.

He has published his work in Journal of Financial Economics (×2), Management Science (×3), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Banking and Finance (×2), Journal of Corporate Finance (×2), Journal of Empirical Finance, and Accounting and Finance. His papers have been presented at major finance conferences including AFA, WFA, EFA, SFS Cavalcade, AAA, FIRS, ABFER, Finance Down Under, ECCCS, top business schools, such as MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, UPenn Wharton, Cambridge Judge, LBS, LSE, UF Warrington, UNC Kenan-Flagler, leading institutions, such as NBER, Federal Reserve Board, BIS, Luohan Academy, and covered by Financial Times, VoxEU, the Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel News Asia (CNA), and the Network for Business Sustainability.

Tao was elected to join the Board of Directors of Asian Finance Association (AsFA), and was invited to serve as an HKIMR Visiting Research Fellow by Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and a Societal Impact Fellow by NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH). He has received numerous awards, including CUHK Young Scholars Award, Nanyang Education Award, NBS Research Excellence Award, NBS Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding Paper Award in Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Best Paper Award in Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting, Best Paper Award in the 2022 IAS Midyear Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), and Pioneer Award in 2020 Peak Initiative of Digital Finance Open Research. He was also nominated for the Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator).

He has excellent teaching evaluations with an average of 98 (out of 100) in recent years, substantially above the school average. Due to his effective and innovative teaching, he was awarded the 2018 NBS Teaching Excellence Award. He was also nominated for the 2018 NBS Business Teacher of the Year Award and the 2020 Nanyang Education Award. He was awarded the prestigious Nanyang Education Award (School) in 2021.
Corporate Finance, ESG, FinTech
 
  • Boosting Workforce Wellbeing via Finance and AL-powered Sequential Intervention
  • Brand Activism as a New Consumer Culture: A Theoretical & Practical Explication
  • Dual Ownership and Managerial Incentives: Evidence from Mergers between Bond and Equity Holders
  • Preparing for the Era of AI-powered Synthetic Advertising: Theoretical Development, Practical and Policy Recommendations
  • The Future of Planetary Health: Lessons from a Global Pandemic
Awards
2022 - NBS Research Excellence Award
2022 - Best Paper Award, 2022 Maritime Silk Road Accounting and Finance Meeting
2022 - Best Paper Award, 2022 IAS Midyear Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA)
2021 - Nanyang Education Award (School), NTU
2021 - Nominee for the 2021 Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator), NTU
2021 - Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2021 American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting
2020 - Nominee for the 2020 Nanyang Education Award (School), NTU
2020- Pioneer Award, 2020 Peak Initiative of Digital Finance Open Research
2019 - Best Paper Award, 2019 Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) Conference
2019 - Finalist for the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association (FMA) Asia/Pacific Conference
2018 - Nominee for the 2018 NBS Business Teacher of the Year Award
2018 - 2018 NBS Teaching Excellence Award
2014 - Outstanding Paper Award, 2014 Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) of the Korean Securities Association
2014 - Semi-finalist for the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association (FMA)
2014 - CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Award