Dr. John (Jianqiu) Bai is an Associate Professor of Finance at D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. His research and teaching interests are in empirical corporate finance, behavioral corporate finance, corporate diversification, and labor finance, with his most recent work focusing on Fintech, ESG, and DE&I-related issues.
- “The Impact of Bank Credit on Labor Reallocation and Aggregate Industry Productivity”, 2018, with Daniel Carvalho and Gordon Phillips, Journal of Finance, 73(6), 2787-2836.
- What a Difference a (Birth) Month Makes: the Relative Age Effect and Fund Manager Performance, 2019, with Linlin Ma, Kevin Mullally, and David H. Solomon, Journal of Financial Economics, 123(1), 200-221.
- “Employment Protection, Investment, and Firm Growth”, September 2019, with DJ Fairhurst and Matthew Serfling, Review of Financial Studies, 33(2), 644-688.
- Research: How Employee Protections Affect Investment and Growth, 2019, with DJ Fairhurst and Matthew Serfling, Harvard Business Review.
- “Organizational Form and Trade Liberalization: Plant-level Evidence”, 2020, Management Science, Forthcoming.
- “Management Practices and Mergers and Acquisitions”, 2021, Management Science, 67(12), 7755–7784 (Solo-authored).
- Social Capital and Individual Behaviors: Evidence from Financial Advisers”, 2021, with Chenguang Shang, Chi Wan, and Eddie Zhao, Journal of Business Ethics, (2021), 1-24.
- “Fund Manager Skill in an Era of Globalization: Offshore Concentration and Mutual Fund Performance”, 2021, with Yuehua Tang, Chi Wan, and Zafer Yuksel, Journal of Financial Economics, 145(2) Part A, 18-40.
- Research: How Management Practices Impact M&A Outcomes, November 2021, with Wang Jin and Matthew Serfling, Harvard Business Review.
- Bai, John (Jianqiu) (presenter and author), “Organizational Form, Restructuring, and Productivity: Plant-level Evidence from Tariff Shocks”, Northern Finance Association, 2015
- Bai, John (Jianqiu) (author only), Carvalho, Daniel (presenter and author), and Phillips, Gordon (author only), “The Impact of Bank Credit on Labor Reallocation and Aggregate Industry Productivity”, NBER Summer Institute Corporate Finance Meetings, 2015
- Bai, John (Jianqiu) (presenter and author), Carvalho, Daniel (author only), and Phillips, Gordon (author only), “The Impact of Bank Credit on Labor Reallocation and Aggregate Industry Productivity”, American Finance Association, 2016 (scheduled)
- Bai, John (Jianqiu) (presenter and author) and Ling, Yun (author only), “Optimal Disclosure as a Trade-off between Capital and Product Market Considerations: Theory and Evidence”, Northern Finance Association PhD Consortium, 2014
- PhD Finance, University of Southern California
- MS Finance, Queen's University
- BComm Finance, University of British Columbia
Research & Teaching Interests
Bai's research and teaching interests are in empirical corporate finance with a focus on labor finance and using machine learning and textual analysis to study asset price movements and interactions between firms and markets.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Bai has taught and served as a research assistant at University of Southern California. He has also taught English at New Oriental English School in Beijing, China.
Awards & Recognition
- Deans' Sixth Year Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2014
- FMA Doctoral Consortium, Financial Management Association, 2014