Clara Zhou

Associate Professor, PhD in Finance, Associate Professor

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Personal profile

Research interests

Corporate finance, and its connection with capital markets and asset pricing; corporate debt and banking


AFIN 613 Financial Statement Analysis and Modelling

AFIN 708 Corporate Finance for Master by Research

AFIN 808 Corporate Finance

Community engagement

FBE Faculty Board (Academic Staff Member)

Gender Equity Committee Member

Research student supervision

2017  Beiqi Lin (Awarded University Queensland Medal) on the project CEO Turnover and Bankrupt Firms’ Emergence, Co-supervision with Dr Kelvin Tan 

2018   Yi Zheng (PhD candidate) on the project Debt Covenants, Relationship Lending and Creditor Control Rights, Co-supervision with Professor Jing Shi

2018   Evonne Yu (PhD candidate) on the project Commodity Exposure and Natural Hedging, Co-supervision with Dr Shane Magee

2018   Daniel Byers (PhD candidate) on the project Machine Learning in Finance, external advisor 

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, Queensland University

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Outputs 2014 2019

On the pricing of the persistence of earnings components in China

Wu, X., Tian, G., Li, Y. & Zhou, Q., Feb 2019, In : Pacific Basin Finance Journal. 53, p. 112-132 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Earnings components

A hybrid information approach to predict corporate credit risk

Bu, D., Kelly, S., Liao, Y. & Zhou, Q., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Futures Markets. 38, 9, p. 1062-1078 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reduced-form model
Credit risk
Prediction error

Improving equity premium forecasts by incorporating structural break uncertainty

Tian, J. & Zhou, Q., Nov 2018, In : Accounting and Finance. 58, S1, p. 619-656 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Structural breaks
Equity premium
Forecast combination
Predictive regressions

Predicting carbon market risk using information from macroeconomic fundamentals

Jiao, L., Liao, Y. & Zhou, Q., 18 Jun 2018, In : Energy Economics. 73, p. 212-227 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Market risk
Carbon markets
Macroeconomic fundamentals

Asset pricing model uncertainty: a tradeoff between bias and variance

Zhou, Q., 2017, In : International Review of Finance. 17, 2, p. 289-324 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Model uncertainty
Asset pricing models
Modern portfolio theory