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ICMA Centre PhD student Zilu Shang receives Best Paper Award at the Global Business and Social Science Research Conference

Congratulations to ICMA Centre PhD student Zilu Shang on the receipt of a Best Paper Award at the 7th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference (BSSRC).

The Conference, which took place at the Radisson Blu hotel in Beijing, China on 13-14 June 2013, was organised by the World Business Institute, a multi-disciplinary research, training and publishing institute founded in 2000 in Australia.

More than 50 papers were presented at the conference. The prize was awarded for the paper “Are Investors Guided by the News Disclosed by Companies or by Journalists?” (co-authored by Professor Chris Brooks and Dr. Rachel McCloy) available to download on SSRN.

Zilu’s main interest is in behavioural finance. Zilu is currently pursuing a PhD at the ICMA Centre, which focuses on how the style of information disclosure affects investors' behaviour, under the supervision of Professor Chris Brooks from the ICMA Centre and Dr. Rachel McCloy from Reading Psychology department.

She previously obtained a distinction in MSc Corporate Finance from the ICMA Centre, 2010. Before joining in the MSc programme, she graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) in 2009 and was awarded BA in Economics.

Published 30 July 2013
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