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Jiang Zhang

Assistant Professor

  • Education
  • B.S., Finance and Economics, Utah State University
    M.S., Financial Economics, Utah State University
    Ph.D., Finance, University of Memphis

  • Research Interests
  • Market microstructure, institutional trading, market fairness

Jiang (Will) Zhang, PhD, is an assistant professor of finance at the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. Zhang’s research area is market microstructure and explores topics ranging from market liquidity and fairness to high frequency trading, institutional trading, and retail investors. Zhang has taught finance courses such as Investments, Financial Markets, and Financial Management. Before pursuing his PhD, Zhang had entrepreneurial experience in the finance, education, and real estate industries.

Personal website for Dr. Zhang

  • Carrion, A. and Zhang, J. (2024). Tax-loss selling and the January effect revisited: Evidence from municipal bond closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds. Journal of Financial Research
  • Kemme, D. M., McInish, T. H., & Zhang, J. (2022). Market fairness and efficiency: Evidence from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Journal of Banking and Finance, 134, 106309

  • Best Paper Award in Market Microstructure at the Financial Management Association annual meeting, Chicago, 2023
  • PhD Student Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Memphis, 2019
  • PhD Student Best Teaching Award in Finance, University of Memphis, 2019

  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul/Minnesota (2022 - present)
  • Postdoc, University of Virginia – Darden School of Business, (2020 – 2022)
  • Founder/Owner, Silicon Valley Educational Park (2012-2015)