Dissertation Topics

Topic 1: An Empirical study on IPO underpricing in Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Markets

 Research objectives:

  • To explore the IPO underpricing level in Shanghai stock market; (i.e., first-day average return)
  •  To explore the IPO underpricing level in Shenzhen stock market;
  •  To examine the influencing factors of IPO underpricing level in Shanghai stock market and Shenzhen stock market;

(4) To compare the two markets and explain.

Topic 2: The relationship between international trade and economic growth——Based on China economy

 Research objectives:

  1. To explore the features of GDP growth features throughout 1978 to 2018
  2. To explore the features of international trade throughout 1978 to 2018
  3.  To study the short-term relationship between international trade and economic growth,
  4. To study the long-term cointegration relationship between international trade and economic growth

Topic 3: An empirical study on the co-integration relationship between stock price and the exchange rate

3 Research objectives:

1) To explore the features of the stock price in China’s A share stock market (take A share for samples (e.g., use descriptive statistics or relevant figures to imply, including the trending, volatilities)

2) To explore the features of exchange rate in Chinese currency market

3) The relationship between the exchange rate and the stock market (e.g. CNY/ USD and the Shang Hai A share market

Topic 4: Corporate Governance and Dividend Policy – A Study of Listed Manufacturing Companies in China

Objectives of the study the objectives of the study 

(1) To identify the characteristics of board structure and ownership structure of Chinese listed manufacturing companies;

(2) To identity the characteristics of dividend payout of Chinese manufacturing listed companies;

(3) To examine the relationship between board structure and dividend policy of listed manufacturing companies in China;

(4) To examine the relationship between ownership structure and dividend policy of listed manufacturing companies in China.

Topic 5: How inflation and output affect housing price in China – a dynamic mode

3 Research objectives

  1. To investigate the characteristics of Chinese real estate price over 2008 -2018
  2. To investigate the characteristics of inflation and output over 2008-2018
  3. To determine a dynamic mode of how inflation and output affect housing price in China– a dynamic mode

Topic 6: Relationship between board structure and earnings quality — empirical evidence from Chinese SME board

Research objectives

  • To exam the characteristic of the board structure of Chinese SME board listed companies
  • To exam the characteristics of the real earnings management of Chinese SME board listed companies
  • To exam the relationship between the earnings the earning management and the board structure of Chinese SME board
  • To recommend the SME board to adjust their board structure to control their real earnings management

Topic 7: Relationship between stock market returns and consumer confidence in China.

Research Objectives

  • To explore the China stock market returns  (take A share for example) and consumer confidence index trend between 2009 to 2018
  • To explore the relation between the consumer confidence index and the stock market return between 2009 to 2018

Topic 8: Ownership Concentration and Firm Performance in Chinese GEM board

Research Objectives

  • To exam the features of ownership concentration in Chinese GEM board
  • To exam the features of firm performance in Chinese GEM board
  • To exam the relation between ownership concentration and firm performance in Chinese GEM board