Jason Zein

Associate Professor

Research Interests: Jason Zein's research interests include empirical corporate finance, international corporate governance, corporate ownership and control, family firms,  international investment, venture capital and private equity.

Journal articles
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Islam E; Rahman L; Sen R; Zein J, 2021, 'Eyes on the Prize: Do Industry Tournament Incentives Shape the Structure of Executive Compensation?', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
2021
Zein J; Masulis R; Pham P, 2020, 'Family Business Group Expansion through IPOs: The Role of Internal Capital Markets in Financing Growth while Preserving Control', Management Science, vol. 66, pp. 5191 - 5215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2019.3418
2020
Islam E; Zein J, 2020, 'Inventor CEOs', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 132, pp. 505 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2019.06.009
2020
Dou Y; Masulis R; Zein J, 2018, 'Shareholder Wealth Consequences of Insider Pledging of Company Stock as Collateral for Personal Loans', Review of Financial Studies, vol. 32, pp. 4810 - 4854, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhz034
2018
Zein J, 2014, 'Filling the Capital Gap: The Financing Case for Crowd Sourced Equity Funding in Australia', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice
2014
Deng H; Moshirian F; Pham PK; Zein J, 2013, 'Creating value by changing the old guard: The impact of controlling shareholder heterogeneity on firm performance and corporate policies', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 48, pp. 1781 - 1811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022109014000039
2013
Suchard JC; Pham KP; Zein J, 2012, 'Corporate Governance and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Australian Companies', The Bank of America Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 24, pp. 84 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6622.2012.00392.x
2012
Masulis R; Pham P; Zein J, 2011, 'Family Business Groups around the World: Costs and Benefits of Pyramids', Review of Financial Studies, vol. 24, pp. 3556 - 3600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhr052
2011
Li D; Moshirian F; Pham KP; Zein J, 2006, 'When Financial Institutions are Large Shareholders- The Role of Macro Corporate Governance Environments', Journal of Finance, vol. 61, pp. 2975 - 3007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6261.2006.01009.x
2006
Martens M; Zein J, 2004, 'Predicting financial volatility: High-frequency time-series forecastsvis-a-vis implied volatility', Journal of Futures Markets, vol. 24, pp. 1005 - 1028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fut.20126
2004
Working Papers
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Islam ME; Rahman L; Sen R; Zein J, 2020, Eyes on the Prize: Do Industry Tournament Incentives Shape the Structure of Executive Compensation?, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3653980
2020
Masulis R; Zein J; Ang A; Pham P, 2019, Internal Capital Markets in Family Business Groups during the Global Financial Crisis, http://dx.doi.org
2019
Zein J; Masulis , 2014, Control Rights and Corporate Governance: The Threat of Covenant Violation, http://dx.doi.org
2014
Conference Papers
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Zein J; Rahman L; Islam E; Sen R, 2018, 'Employee Satisfaction and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Quasi-Exogenous Natural Experiments', Tianjin, presented at China International Conference in Finance, Tianjin, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
2018
Pham PK; Zein J; Masulis R, 2015, 'Internal Capital Markets in Family Business Groups during the Global Financial Crisis', in Internal Capital Markets in Family Business Groups during the Global Financial Crisis, Northern Finance Association, Lake Louise, Canada, presented at Northern Finance Association, Lake Louise, Canada, 18 September 2015 - 20 September 2015
2015
Book Chapters
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Pham PK; Zein J; Masulis R, 2015, 'Ownership and Control in Family Business Groups around the World', in Research Handbook on Shareholder Power, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 131 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781782546856.00018
2015
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant, $100,000, (2012-2013)
  • UNSW Business School Research Grants, $18,000, (2010)
  • UNSW Business School Research Grants, $13,000, (2005)

Jason Zein's research interests include empirical corporate finance, international corporate governance, corporate ownership and control, family firms,  international investment, venture capital and private equity.

  • FINS1612 Capital Markets and Institutions
  • FINS3623 Venture Capital
  • FINS5512 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FINS5523 Alternative Asset Classes