Mengqiao Du

Mengqiao Du

Ph.D. candidate
University of Mannheim
L 9, 1–2 – Room 508
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

Research Interests

  • Behavioral finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Labor economics (especially gender-related topics)
  • Education

    • University of Mannheim, Germany
      • 2017-Present: Doctoral candidate
      • 2015–2017: Mannheim Master in Management (1.4)
    • University of Miami, USA
      • 09/2019–12/2019: Visiting scholar
    • UC Berkeley, USA
      • 01/2012–02/2012: Winter School Global Entrepreneurship Training
    • Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
      • 07/ 2011–08/2011: Summer Exchange Program
    • University of International Business and Economics, China
      • 09/2010–06/2014: Bachelor of Management (Top 5%)
  • Presentations


    AFA (scheduled)


    NFA 2021 (scheduled), FMA (scheduled), EEA (scheduled), AEA (poster session presentation), Eastern Finance Conference (presentation and discussion), Virtual Asset Management Seminar Series (presentation), AFFI (session chair, presentation, and discussion), ECGI Workshop Corporations and Covid-19 (presentation), 7th International Young Finance Scholars' Conference (presentation)


    3rd Annual Dauphine Finance Ph.D. Workshop (presentation), Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting conference 2020 (presentation and discussion), Australian Finance and Banking Conference 2020 (session chair, two presentations and two discussions), FMA Annual Meeting 2019 (discussion)


    SGF Conference 2019 (presentation and discussion), CFR Cologne 18th Colloquium on Financial Markets (presentation), FMA Annual Meeting 2019 (presentation and discussion)


    FMA European Conference 2018 (presentation and discussion), CICF 2018 (presentation), Research in Behavioral Finance Conference 2018 (presentation)

  • Awards and Grants

    • DAAD short-term research stay funding
    • Julius Paul Stiegler Gedächtnis Stiftung
    • IPID4all Mobility Funding
    • DAAD Graduation Scholarship
    • UIBE Comprehensive Scholarship
    • Freshman Scholarship
  • Referee

    Journal of Banking and Finance, Finance Research Letter, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Economic Bulletin (2), European Financial Management, International Review of Financial Analysis, Management International Review, Business Research, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research

  • Teaching Experience

    08/2017-present: Teaching Staff at the University Mannheim:

    • Corporate Governance at Master level 
      • Teaching exercise sessions (Evaluation: Very good)
      • Updating the course contents 
    • Corporate Finance at Master level
      • Writing a case study on industry analyses and firm financials
      • Correcting case studies
    • Master thesis supervision (18 students in total) Topics include, e.g., 
      • Pretend to be kind?  Stock Holdings and Trading by Socially Responsible Mutual Funds
      • Distraction from childcare and underreaction to earnings news 
    • Research Seminar at Master level (22 students in total)
      • Prepare students for master thesis writing by teaching literature review and empirical analyses on topics including, e.g., 
        • Mutual fund media coverage and fund manager gender 
        • Women on board and overconfidence  
    • Bachelor thesis supervision (22 students in total)
      • Firm valuation at mergers and acquisitions or IPOs, e.g., The Acquisition of Celgene by Bristol-Myers Squibb 
      • Literature review and data analyses on topics including, e.g., Natural language processing in finance research
  • Professional Experience

    • 07/2014–06/2015: Commercial Trainee in Siemens Ltd. China
    • 01/2013–03/2013: Audit Intern in KMPG China, Beijing, China
  • Professional Certificates and Computer Skills

    • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Membership
    • Stata, Python, JAVA, SPSS, Latex