Hello, I am

Rui Dai

Senior Research Support Director

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Office Phone: +1(215)7464612 | Email: rdai@wharton.upenn.edu

3819 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA, 19104

Adjunct Research Professor

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar

Working Papers

Dissemination, Publication, and Impact of Finance Research: When Novelty Meets Conventionality, with Lawrence Donohue, Qingyi (Freda) Song Drechsler, and Wei Jiang

  • On NFA 2021 Program

Market Efficiency in the Age of Machine Learning, with Leonidas Barbopoulos, Tālis Putniņš, and Anthony Saunders

  • On AFA 2022 and EFA 2021 Program

Outsourcing Climate Change with Rui Duan, Hao Liang and Lilian Ng

  • On ABFER 2021 and PRI Academic Network 2021 Program

Do Environmental Regulations Do More Harm Than Good? Evidence from Competition and Innovation with Rui Duan, and Lilian Ng

  • On NFA 2021 and CICF 2021 Program

Does Global Outsourcing Affect Corporate Customers’ Voluntary Disclosures? with Lili Dai, Lilian Ng and Zihang Ryan Peng

  • On AFAANZ 2021 (Winner of Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting)

Withholding Bad News When Competing Peers Have Common Customers with Rui Duan, and Lilian Ng

  • On CICF 2019 Program

Short Sellers' Attention with Lilian Ng, and Nataliya Zaiats

  • On CICF 2017 and NFA 2017 Program


International Lending: The Role of Lender’s Home Country with Mehdi Beyhaghi, Anthony Saunders and John Wald , Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming

  • Data: Dealscan Borrower to Worldscope crosswalk table (WRDS)

Do Short Sellers Anticipate Late Filings? with Li, Zaiats and Zhao, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming

Socially Responsible Corporate Customers with Hao Liang and Lilian Ng, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming

  • Winner of the 2019 Moskowitz Prize in Socially Responsible Investing

  • Winner of the Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd. Outstanding Paper Award, 13th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets 2018

  • Featured in Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog

Hedge Funds in M&A Deals: Is There Exploitation of Private Information? with Massoud, Nandy and Saunders, Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 47, December 2017, Pages 23-45