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Liang (Alan) Zhang

Liang (Alan) Zhang

Asst. Professor
Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 210
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2680



  • Ph.D. in Finance
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master of Science in Finance
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Professional Activities

Dr. Alan Zhang’s research broadly focuses on FinTech, investments and corporate finance, with a particular interest in analyzing unstructured textual data and big data on mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate disclosures. His research has been published in premier journals including Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Accounting Research, and has been presented at prestigious conferences, such as the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Economics of AI Conference, NBER Big Data and Securities Markets Conference, AFA, CICF, FIRS, and RCFS Winter Conference. It also has been featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, The Guardian, NBER Digest, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, and Oxford Business Law Blog.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Risk Management-Financial Engineering
  • Intermediate Finance

Refereed Journal Articles

Cao, S., Jiang, W., Yang, B., & Zhang, A.


How to Talk When a Machine is Listening: Corporate Disclosure in the Age of AI.

Review of Financial Studies


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CAO, S. S., DU, K., YANG, B., & ZHANG, A. L.


Copycat Skills and Disclosure Costs: Evidence from Peer Companies’ Digital Footprints.

Journal of Accounting Research


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