Congsheng Wu, Ph.D.

College of Engineering, Business, and Education, School of Business
(203) 576-4869
Mandeville Hall, Room 204

Dr. Congsheng Wu joined the University of Bridgeport in 1998 after graduation from the University of South Carolina with a Ph.D. in International Finance. He’s a dedicated and enthusiastic professor, having taught a variety of finance and economics courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has extensive experience and practical knowledge about the financial markets.

He is an accomplished scholar and well published. His research articles have appeared in Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Managerial Finance, Chinese Economy, American Review of China Studies, among others. Additionally, he has coauthored two textbooks on international finance, both published in China.

Ph.D. of International Finance, University of South Carolina, 1998
Master of International Business, University of International Business and Economics, 1989
Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1986

Journal Publications

  • “Chinese Values and Western Values: A Comparative Analysis across the Pacific,” with Yanmin Yu, American Review of China Studies 19(2):1-22, Fall 2018.
  • “Prospects of RMB as a Major Reserve Currency,” Journal of Chongqing Jiaotong University (Social Science Edition), 18(4), August 2018.
  • “Return Transmissions between ADRs and A-Shares of Dual-Listed Chinese Firms,” with Ke Chen, Managerial Finance, 41(5): 465 – 479, 2015.
  • “Return transmission between Chinese ADRs and A-shares before and after the global crisis: Evidence from panel data analysis of the cross-listed stocks,” with Ke Chen, Shanghai Finance 10: 80-84, October 2014.
  • “Underpricing of Homecoming A-Share IPOs by Chinese Firms Already Listed Abroad,” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 43(3): 627-649, October 2014.
  • “The Chinese New Year Holiday Effect: Evidence from Chinese ADRs,” Investment Management and Financial Innovations 10(2): 8-14, 2013.
  • “Country Risk and Valuation of US-listed Foreign IPOs,” Managerial Finance 38 (10): 939 – 957, 2012.
  • “Shortcut to the U.S. Markets through Reverse Mergers,” Review of Business and Finance Case Studies 3 (1): 43-52, 2012.
  • “Economic Freedom, Economic Growth, and China,” The Chinese Economy 44 (5): 104-119, 2011.
  • “Mutual Fund Advertisements,” Investment Management and Financial Innovations 6: 73-81, 2009.
  • “Valuation of Global IPOs: A Stochastic Efficient Frontier Approach,” with Y.C. Chan and Chuck Kwok, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 29 (3): 267–284, 2007.
  • “Long-Run Performance of Global Initial Public Offerings,” with Chuck Kwok, Journal of Banking and Finance 31 (3): 609-627, March 2007.
  • “Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors in China,” Journal of Finance Case Research 8(2): 25-42, 2006.
  • “Why Do Companies List Abroad? A Survey”, with Guohui Hu, Economic Perspectives (China) 7: 102-107, July 2005.
  • “Overseas Listing of Chinese Companies: An Overview,” China and World Economy 13 (5): 44-57, July-August 2005.
  • “All IPOs Are Not Created Equal,” Journal of Business and Economic Studies 11 (1): 19-33, Spring 2005.
  • “The Pricing of Global versus Domestic Seasoned Equity Offerings,” Journal of Multinational Financial Management 15: 31-49, February 2005.
  • “The Pricing of Global and Domestic Initial Public Offerings,” with Chuck Kwok, Journal of Banking and Finance 27: 1167-1184, June 2003.
  • “Why Do U.S. Firms Issue Global Equity Offerings?” with Chuck Kwok, Financial Management 31 (2): 47-65, Summer 2002.
  • “How to Invest in China’s Stock Market,” North Central Business Journal 1 (10): 3-9, Winter-Spring 2002.
    “Is China’s Stock Market Ready for Foreign Investors?” American Review of China Studies 3 (1): 17-26, Spring 2002.
  • “The Price Behavior of Seasoned Equities around the Offering Date,” Journal of Business and Economic Studies 7: 14-24, Fall 2001.