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Xie, Fei

Academic Unit:Finance
Position:Assistant Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 234
Office Hours:FFX--MW 10:30am - 11:30am; ARL--W 6pm - 7pm or by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Executive compensation
  • Venture capital
  • Securities issuance
  • PhD - Finance, Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Finance, Tsinghua University

 Fei Xie CV



  • Corporate Governance and Acquirer Returns, with Ronald W. Masulis and Cong Wang, 2007, Journal of Finance 62, 1851-1889.
    • 4th most cited article from the Journal of Finance in 2007
  • Corporate Governance Transfer and Synergistic Gains from Mergers and Acquisitions, with Cong Wang, 2009, Review of Financial Studies 22, 829-858.
  • Agency Problems at Dual-Class Companies, with Ronald W. Masulis and Cong Wang, 2009, Journal of Finance 64, 1697-2727.
  • Do Corporate Venture Capitalists Add Value to Startup Firms? Evidence from IPOs and Acquisitions of Venture-backed Companies, with Vladimir Ivanov, 2010, Financial Management 39, 129-152.
  • Do Executive Stock Options Induce Excessive Risk Taking? With Zhiyong Dong and Cong Wang, 2010, Journal of Banking and Finance 34, 2518-2529.
  • Globalizing the Boardroom - The Effects of Foreign Directors on Corporate Governance and Firm Performance, with Ronald Masulis and Cong Wang, Journal of Accounting and Economics, forthcoming.


  • Corporate Venture Capital, with Vladimir Ivanov, Companion to Venture Capital, Ed., Douglas J. Cumming (Wiley, 2009)
  • Corporate Governance and M&As, The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions, Ed., H. Kent Baker and Halil Kiymaz (Wiley, 2011)

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