Zicheng Lei

Zicheng Lei

Lecturer in Finance and Accounting



Zicheng joined the University of Surrey as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Finance and Accounting in April 2016. He graduated from JiangXi University of Finance and Economics, with a BSc degree in Accounting. He holds a MSc in Finance from Manchester Business School and has completed his PhD in Finance from the University of Warwick with a particular focus on Payout Policy, Corporate Governance, Capital Structure, Institutional Investors, and Empirical Behavioral Finance. Zicheng presents his research every year in academic conferences and his most recent work is published in the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Research interests

Capital Structure, Payout Policy, Corporate Governance, Political Activism, Institutional Investors, and Behavioral Finance

Research collaborations

Carroll School of Management, Boston College; School of Business Administration, University of Miami; ESMT European School of Management and Technology; Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


MAN3080 Financial Management

Departmental duties

Programme Director of MSc International Financial Management


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

American Finance Association (AFA)

European Finance Association (EFA)

Financial Management Association (FMA)

Northern Finance Association (NFA)


Zicheng's complete CV can be downloaded here in pdf format.

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Journal of Banking and Finance; the Financial Review

My publications


Publication highlights

Lei, Z. and Zhang, C., 2016. "Leveraged Buybacks", Journal of Corporate Finance 39, 242-262

Lei, Z. and Zhang, C., 2016. "Leveraged Buybacks", Journal of Corporate Finance 39, 242-262