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Dr Tingting Zhu

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 207 8896




Personal profile

Ting joined the School in September 2016, having previously worked at University of Leicester. She studied law and obtained her LLB with Distinction in General Law at Northwest University of Political Science and Law. Further education was gained in International Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen. She moved into finance and earned her MSc and Doctorate in Finance from the University of Leicester. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Key research outputs

Zhu T., Ausloos, M. and Shi.J. (2018) Benfords law first significant digit and distribution distances for testing the reliability of financial reports in developing countries. Physica A Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 492, pp. 878-888

Zhu, T. (2017) ‘Firm Performance and Diversify in Top Management Teams of SMEs’, co-authored by Puntaier, E. and Kedir, A. M. (Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, invited for re-submission)

Zhu, T. (2016) ‘Capital Structure and Speed of Adjustment in Europe’. (Economic Modelling, under review)

Zhu, T. (2015) ‘Capital Structure Trends in Europe’, co-authored by Shaban, M. (to be targeted to the European Journal of Finance)

Research interests/expertise

Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance

Financial Regulation

Risk Management

Corporate Governance

Areas of teaching


Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance

Financial Modelling

Corporate Governance

Performance Measurement: Quantitative Approaches


PhD in Finance 

Courses taught

ACFI2304 Equity and Fixed Income Valuation

ACFI2303 Corporate Finance

ACFI3203 Business Finance

LCBS5000 Entrepreneurial Finance and Financial Management

Membership of professional associations and societies

American Finance Assiociation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Conference attendance

2016 International Finance and Banking Society Brunei Conference

2015 International Finance and Banking Society Oxford Conference

2014 International Finance and Banking Society Lisbon Conference  

2012 International Finance and Banking Society Valencia Conference

Current research students

Charles Kariuki

Shi Tang

Externally funded research grants information

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action: “The missing link - Financial networks, the Real economy and Systemic stability” (tbc)

Work in progress

Zhu, T. (2016) ‘What determines the speed of adjustment in Europe?’

Zhu, T. (2017) ‘Investment sentiment and stock return in developing countries’

Zhu, T. (2017) ‘Firm performance, financial leverage in energy production sector in the EU’

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