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


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
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


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

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.