Teaching Assistant, University of Edinburgh, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor in Economics, Xi'an-Jiaotong Liverpool University, Dec 2018--Present
Chinese regional economic development
Chinese housing market
Financial Risk Management
Credit Score Modelling
Hao Lan, Fernando Moreira & Sheng Zhao* (2022). Can a house resale restriction policy curb speculation? Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in China; Accepted by International Review of Economics and Finance
Tong Wang., Sheng Zhao., & Mengqiu Zhou. (2022). Does Soft Information in Expert Ratings Curb Information Asymmetry? Evidence from Crowdfunding and Early Transaction Phases of Initial Coin Offerings. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 101661.
Sheng Zhao*., Fernando Moreira., & Wang Tong. (2021). Is solicitation status related to rating conservatism and rating quality?. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 72, 101341.
Tong Wang, Sheng Zhao & Xin Shen (2021) Why does regional information matter? evidence from peer-to-peer lending. The European Journal of Finance, 27(4-5), 346-366.
Fernando Moreira. and Sheng Zhao (2018). Do credit ratings affect spread and return? A study of structured finance products. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 23(2), pp.205-217;
Second Credit Scoring and Credit Rating Conference (Oct, 2022, Online), Member of academic committee, Oral presentation and session chair
China Economics Annual Conference (Dec, 2021, Online), Oral Presentation
2021 Future Finance and Economics Association Conference (Nov 2021, Online), Oral presentation
First Credit Scoring and Credit Rating Conference (October, 2020, Chengdu, China), oral presentation
2019 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance Conference (Dec 2019, Mauritius), oral presentation