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Felix Zhiyu Feng
Office: 439
Fax: 206-543-7472

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, Washington 98195

Felix Zhiyu Feng

Acting Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics


PhD Duke University (2014)
BA Peking University (2007)

Academic Expertise

corporate finance
corporate governance
financial economics
managerial economics
risk management

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2019
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame, 2014-present

Selected Publications

  1. Caught in the Crossfire: How the Threat of Hedge Fund Activism Affects Creditors
    Journal Article:Feng, F.Z., Xu, Q., and Zhu Q., (2021). Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 64, pp. 128-143.
  2. Dynamic Compensation under Uncertainty Shocks and Limited Commitment
    Journal Article:Feng, F. Z., (2021). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 56(6), pp. 2039-207.
  3. Dynamic Resource Allocation with Hidden Volatility
    Journal Article:Feng, F. Z., and Westerfield, M, (2021). Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 140(2), pp. 560-581.
  4. Productivity and Liquidity Management Under Costly Financing
    Journal Article:Feng, F.Z., Lu, J., and Wang, J., (2020). Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 63,
  5. Foreign Competition and CEO Risk-Incentive Compensation
    Journal Article:Erik-Bakke, T., Feng, F.Z., Mahmudi, H., and Zhu, C., (forthcoming). Journal of Corporate Finance,

Working Papers

“Dynamic Asset Allocation with Hidden Volatility” with Mark. M. Westerfield
“Contracting with Non-Exponential Discounting: Moral Hazard and Dynamic Inconsistency” with Doruk Cetemen and Can Urgun
“The Value of Activism: A Hedge Fund Investor’s Perspective” with Chengdong Yin and Caroline H. Zhu