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Qin Xiao

Senior Lecturer in Finance


The moderating effects of CEO power and personal traits on say-on-pay effectiveness: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economies (2022)
Journal Article
Joura, E., Xiao, Q., & Ullah, S. (in press). The moderating effects of CEO power and personal traits on say-on-pay effectiveness: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economies. International journal of finance & economics : IJFE, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2636

This study investigates the efficacy of say-on-pay (SOP) regulation in mitigating excessive CEO compensation and how it is affected by CEO personal traits and the power distribution inside a corporation. Using IV-GMM method and a sample of 1931 firms... Read More about The moderating effects of CEO power and personal traits on say-on-pay effectiveness: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economies.

Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets (2021)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q. (in press). Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets. International journal of finance & economics : IJFE, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2453

The current study investigates the role of the tier-one cities of China in affecting regional disparities within and across its five mega-city clusters, through the lens of housing market. For that purpose, an equilibrating ripple effect is different... Read More about Equilibrating ripple effect, disturbing information cascade effect and regional disparity – A perspective from China's tiered housing markets.

The impact of Say-on-Pay votes on firms' strategic policies: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economy (2020)
Journal Article
Joura, E., Xiao, Q., & Ullah, S. (2021). The impact of Say-on-Pay votes on firms' strategic policies: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economy. International review of financial analysis, 73, Article 101606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101606

This study examines evidences of executive reactions to say-on-pay (SOP) votes in terms of strategic policies which could affect firms' long-run growth and eventual survival. We employed an unbalanced panel data from 1932 firms taken from four countr... Read More about The impact of Say-on-Pay votes on firms' strategic policies: Insights from the Anglo-Saxon economy.

Trade credit, firm profitability, and financial constraints: Evidence from listed SMEs in East Asia and the Pacific (2019)
Journal Article
Hoang, C. H., Xiao, Q., & Akbar, S. (2019). Trade credit, firm profitability, and financial constraints: Evidence from listed SMEs in East Asia and the Pacific. International Journal of Managerial Finance, 15(5), 744-770. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-09-2018-0258

The principal objective of this study is to investigate the non-linear association between trade credit and profitability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Moreover, this paper analyses whether the above relationship varies according to financi... Read More about Trade credit, firm profitability, and financial constraints: Evidence from listed SMEs in East Asia and the Pacific.

Cyclical co-movements of private real estate, public real estate and equity markets: a cross-continental spectrum (2017)
Journal Article
Devaney, S., & Xiao, Q. (2017). Cyclical co-movements of private real estate, public real estate and equity markets: a cross-continental spectrum. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 42-43, 132-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2017.10.002

Whether returns from investing in real estate shares reflect equity market or real estate market trends is an important question for investors seeking liquid, low cost exposure to real estate. We consider the relationship between real estate shares,... Read More about Cyclical co-movements of private real estate, public real estate and equity markets: a cross-continental spectrum.

Are mortgage lenders guilty of the housing bubble? A UK perspective (2016)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q., & Devaney, S. (2016). Are mortgage lenders guilty of the housing bubble? A UK perspective. Applied economics, 48(45), 4271-4290. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2016.1156231

Existing theoretical models of house prices and credit rely on continuous rationality of consumers, an assumption that has been frequently questioned in recent years. Meanwhile, empirical investigations of the relationship between prices and credit a... Read More about Are mortgage lenders guilty of the housing bubble? A UK perspective.

Crashes in real estate prices: causes and predictability (2010)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q. (2010). Crashes in real estate prices: causes and predictability. Urban studies, 47(8), 1725-1744. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009356482

Large swings in real estate prices that end in devastating crashes have been witnessed by many countries in the past two decades. To curtail the damage of these crashes, it is imperative that we understand their causes. This study proposes a model th... Read More about Crashes in real estate prices: causes and predictability.

The residential market of Hong Kong: rational or irrational? (2010)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q., & Liu, Y. (2010). The residential market of Hong Kong: rational or irrational?. Applied economics, 42(7), 923-933. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840701720960

The current study attempts to investigate the proposition that Hong Kong residential market is only driven by a rational speculative bubble, in addition to fundamentals. The fundamentals are chosen according to the present value model, but will accou... Read More about The residential market of Hong Kong: rational or irrational?.

Risk and predictability of Singapore's private residential market (2010)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q., & Huang, W. (2010). Risk and predictability of Singapore's private residential market. Quantitative finance, 10(5), 529-543. https://doi.org/10.1080/14697680903236113

This study explores the short-run predictability of, and the risks facing investors in, Singapore's private housing market. We explicitly model a periodically collapsing rational speculative bubble within the present value framework, and propose an u... Read More about Risk and predictability of Singapore's private residential market.

Seoul housing prices and the role of speculation (2009)
Journal Article
Xiao, Q., & Park, D. (2010). Seoul housing prices and the role of speculation. Empirical economics, 38(3), 619-644. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-009-0282-x

Between June 1998 and March 2006, the price index of apartment houses in Seoul, Korea, more than doubled, while fundamentals such as GDP, wage, and population increased by less than 35%. This study examines the role of a rational speculative bubble i... Read More about Seoul housing prices and the role of speculation.