Kelsey Wei

Kelsey Wei

Associate Professor - Management
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Tags: Financial & Managerial Economics

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Finance
University of Texas at Austin - 2002
M.S. - Economics
Texas A&M University - 1997
B.S. - Engineering Economics
Tianjin University - 1993


Conflicts of Interest in Sell-Side Research and the Moderating Role of Institutional Investors. With A. Ljungavist, F,. Marston, L.T. Starks, K.D. Wei and H. Yan. Journal of Financial Economics. 85.2. (2007): 420-456. 2007 - Publication
Participation Costs and the Sensitivity of Fund Flows to Past Performance. With Jennifer Huang and Hong Yan. Journal of Finance. 62.3. (2007): 1273-1311. 2007 - Publication


Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Assistant Professor
SUNY-Binghamton [2002–2006]
Assistant Instructor
The University of Texas at Austin [2001–2002]
Research Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin [1998–2001]
Research Assistant
Texas A&M University [1995–1997]

Additional Information

Professional recognitions and honors (study, teaching, research, service)
  • New York State/United University Professions Individual Development Award, 2005
  • Best Paper Award for “Cross-Border Mergers and Differences in Corporate Governance”, 2004, FMA European Conference
Professional Memberships
  • American Finance Association, 2002-present
  • Western Finance Association, lifetime member
  • Financial Management Association, 2000-present
Invited presentations at professional meetings

Conference presentations (including presentations by coauthors):

  • American Finance Association annual meetings – 2010 (upcoming)
  • China International Conference in Finance – 2009, 2005
  • European Finance Association annual meetings– 2004
  • Financial Management Association – 2008, 2005, 2002, 2001
  • Institutional Investor Conference at the University of Texas – 2007
  • Journal of Financial Economics/NY FED/Ohio State University Conference – 2004
  • Rotterdam School of Management 3rd One-Day Conference on Professional Asset Management – 2009
  • Second annual Paul Woolley Centre conference at London School of Economics – 2009
  • Seventh Maryland Finance Symposium – 2007
  • Tenth Annual Mitsui Life Symposium at University of Michigan – 2005
  • Texas Finance Festival – 2005
  • Western Finance Association annual meetings: 2009, 2006, 2005

Conference Discussions:

  • Financial Management Association Annual Meetings – 2008, 2006, 2001
  • Lone Star Symposium – 2008
  • Rotterdam School of Management 3rd One-Day Conference on Professional Asset Management – 2009
  • The 19th Financial Economics and Accounting Conference – 2008
  • Western Finance Association Annual Meetings – 2007

News Articles

Mutual Fund Study Wins Award for 3 Jindal Professors
An examination of counterintuitive investor behavior has won a best paper award for three Naveen Jindal School of Management finance professors.
The trio investigated the puzzle of why actively managed mutual funds attract more investment dollars even though they generally perform more poorly than their passively managed counterparts.

Associate Professors Valery Polkovnichenko and Feng Zhao and Assistant Professor Kelsey Wei took home the Best Paper Award from the 2013 Asian Conference of the Financial Management Association International for their research.