Dan is Associate Professor of Finance at Oslo Business School. She received a Ph.D. in Finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a visiting Ph.D. scholar at the Stern School of Business at New York University. She worked at BI Norwegian Business School for six years before joining Oslomet. Her research interests cover the areas of empirical corporate finance, executive compensation, and corporate governance. She has published in Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Empirical Finance.
CEOs Personal Risk Attitudes and Corporate Financing and Investment
This project studies to what extent firm policies are affected by managers’ personal assets allocation, asset allocation, and founders' opportunity cost.
Heterogeneous Investors and Asset Allocations
In this project, we study how Norwegian households respond to monetary policy changes.
Publications and research
Seip, Knut Lehre; Zhang, Dan (2022). A High-Resolution Lead-Lag Analysis of US GDP, Employment, and Unemployment 1977–2021: Okun’s Law and the Puzzle of Jobless Recovery. 16 p. Economies . Vol. 10.
Zhang, Danielle; Erland, Marie; Kaiser, Maria Holm (2022). The Impact of COVID-19 on the Norwegian Stock Market. Beta .
Sagbakken, Siri Tronslien; Zhang, Dan (2021). European sin stocks. Journal of Asset Management .
Seip, Knut Lehre; Zhang, Dan (2021). The yield curve as a leading indicator: Accuracy and timing of a parsimonious forecasting model. Forecasting . Vol. 3.
Seip, Knut Lehre; Zhang, Dan (2021). The GDP, the US treasury yield and the federal funds rate: who follows whom, when and why?. Journal of Financial Economic Policy .
Loureiro, Gilberto; Makhija, Anil; Zhang, Dan (2020). One dollar CEOs. Journal of Business Research . Vol. 109.
CEO Dividend Protection.
Journal of Empirical Finance
Dittmann, Ingolf; Yu, Ko-chia; Zhang, Dan (2017). How Important Are Risk-Taking Incentives in Executive Compensation?. Review of Finance . Vol. 21.
Zhang, Dan; Dittmann, Ingolf; Maug, Ernst (2011). Restricting CEO Pay. Journal of Corporate Finance .
Gai, Shelby L.; Zajac, Edward J.; Zhang, Dan (2019). Dominant Choices? How CEO/Board Power Predicts Compensation Consulting Firm Relationships. Academy of Management Proceedings .
Zhang, Dan; Gai, Shelby L.; Zajac, Edward J. (2019). Compensation consultants and CEO favoritism. Kellogg Booth Student Symposium.
Gai, Shelby L.; Zajac, Edward J.; Zhang, Dan (2019). Dominant Choices? How CEO/Board Power Predicts Compensation Consulting Firm Relationships. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Zhang, Dan; Boustanifar, Hamid (2019). CEO's Personal Portfolio and Corporate Policies. Research seminar at EDHEC Risk Institute in London.
Zhang, Dan; Boustanifar, Hamid (2018). CEO's Personal Portfolio and Corporate Policies. Oslomet Rearch Seminar in Economics and Finance.
Zhang, Dan; Boustanifar, Hamid (2018). CEOs' Personal Portfolio and Corporate Policies. Executive Compensation Conference.
Zilja, Flladina; Benito, Gabriel R G; Boustanifar, Hamid; Zhang, Dan (2018). CEO personal wealth and cross-border acquisitions. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting.
Zhang, Dan; Dittmann, Ingolf
How Important are Risk-Taking Incentives in Executive Compensation.
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
Boustanifar, Hamid; Luzzi, Alessandra; Zhang, Dan; Zilja, Flladina (2017). Entrepreneurs' Risk-aversion: effects on new ventures performance. DRUID17 Conference, New York.
Boustanifar, Hamid; Luzzi, Alessandra; Zhang, Dan; Zilja, Flladina (2017). Entrepreneurs' Risk-aversion: effects on new ventures performance. 2017 ESA World Meeting, San Diego.