Fangfang Du

PhD Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus


I am a Ph.D. job market candidate in Finance at Arizona State University. My research is focused on the empirical corporate finance, labor finance, managerial incentives, and mergers and acquisitions.

I have experience in teaching managerial finance and my teaching interest includes managerial finance, corporate finance, investment and fixed income. 



Ph.D in Finance, Arizona State University, 2018 (expected)
M.S. in Finance, University of Utah, 2008
B.S. in Economics, Henan University of Economics and Law, China, 2007

Research Interests

Executive and non-executive compensation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, labor and finance

Research Activity

Job Market Paper:

"From Playground to Boardroom: Endowed Social Status and Managerial Performance"

Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (FMA) (scheduled)  / 2018 American Finance Association Ph.D. Student Poster Session at the Annual Meeting  (scheduled)


Working Paper:

Will I Get Paid? Employee Stock Options and Mergers and Acquisitions”. with Ilona Babenko and Yuri Tserlukevich

2017 American Finance Association Annual Meeting (AFA) /2017 SunTrust Beach Conference  /2017 Drexel Corporate Governance Conference   /2017 The Beyster Symposium 2017 /2017 CSEF-EIEF-SITE Conference on Finance and Labor  /2016 Tel Aviv Finance Conference  /2016 The 3rd Meeting of the Labor and Finance Group  /2014 Arizona State University (ASU) 

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Compensation Peer Choice and Managerial Capital”. with Jeffrey Coles and Daruo Xie

2015 Arizona State University (ASU) 


Work in Progress:

“CEO Pay Ratio and the Economic Value of Managerial Talent”. with Jessie Wang

“Sarbanes-Oxley and CFO Compensation”


Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 302Managerial Finance


Graduate Associate Fellowship, ASU 2013-2018
Doctoral Fellowship, ASU 2014-2017
Graduate College Travel Grant, ASU 2017

Industry Positions

Analyst II, Analytics Division, Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 2008-2012