Dr Clara Zhou
Clara Zhou
Lecturer in Finance
  • PhD (The University of Queensland)
  • MA in Economics, Economics (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
  • BSc in Commerce, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
+ 61 7 3346 8106
Room 352, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Clara’s teaching expertise is in corporate finance and investment. Her specific research interests include corporate finance, and its connection with asset pricing, cost of capital, risk management, liquidity and equity return. Clara’s recent research agenda focuses upon corporate capital structure instability and corporate business model changes, and big-data analytics in corporate report and media coverage.


    • 1. AFAANZ
    • 2. Asian FA

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    What drives the firm’s heterogeneous speed of adjustment toward an optimal capital structure? UQ Early Career Researcher 2016 $16,000
    Developing Optimal Consensus Techniques in Finance and Accounting Research UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015-2016 $218,429
    The discount rate: A new approach AFAANZ 2014-2015 Undisclosed
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