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Frank C. Jen

Professor Emeritus
Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Department of Finance and Managerial Economics


PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MBA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BS, North Central College


Dr. Jen's interests span a broad range of topics in corporate finance, investment, and banking. He has spent much time on management problems in the People's Republic of China, and was instrumental in establishing an Executive Development program and UB's MBA Program there. He also founded the Bank Management Institute in 1977, which is recognized around the world as offering a bench-mark-level program for middle and senior commercial lending officers. Dr. Jen has supervised many dissertations and has published numerous academic papers. He has served as consultant to corporations and financial institutions in the areas of ventures in China, financial planning and control, portfolio management, and money management strategies.

Selected Recent Publications

Jen, Frank C. "Some Problems on Commercial Banking in China." Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, (June 1998).

Jen, Frank C., Dosoung Choi, Seong-hyo Lee, "Some New Evidence on Why Companies use Convertible Bonds." Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (Spring 1997).

Jen, Frank C. "Financial Systems in China." Proceedings of the First Conference on Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance (May 1996).

Jen, Frank C. "Danger: Riskier Loans Ahead." Journal of Commercial Lending (April 1993).

Jen, Frank C. and Dosoung Choi. "The Relation Between Stock Returns and Short-term Interest Rates." Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (October 1990).

Recent Presentations

Current Research Activities (Working Papers)

  1. "On Maturity Structure of Debt" Frank Jen and Sang Gyung Jun, Typescript, pp 1 - 30, University at Buffalo First Edition, 7/97.
  2. "On Reform of State-Owned Enterprises" (in Chinese) Dalian.

Research in Progress

  1. The use of characteristics of the firm and the event studies methodology to explain the effect of various corporate financing actions on the size of abnormal returns in common stocks. The analysis is expected to be used for both American and Far East corporations in Singapore, Korea, China and the U.S.A.
  2. Management and economic problems in China and new industrialized countries in the Pacific Region.

Professional Associations

Current Administrative Responsibility

Consulting Activities

Dr. Jen designed and taught many executive programs in both U.S. and China. He has served as a consultant for various commercial banks, savings banks, and manufacturing firms in the areas of financial planning and control, money management, and investments.

International Activities

Dr. Jen is extensively involved in numerous international activities including, but not limited to, designing and teaching numerous international executive education programs, doing research on global issues, and coordinating and presenting papers at international conferences. He was Co-Director and Director of UB's China MBA Program from 1984 to 1991, and he helped found the National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development in Dalian, China in 1980. He served as Visiting Professor and Associate Dean, American Faculty from 1980 to 1991. He is now cooperating with many different groups on executive education in China. His Advanced Commercial Lending program designed principally for U.S. bankers has attracted participants from Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates.


Contact Information

Frank C. Jen
Professor Emeritus
Finance and Managerial Economics
School of Management
University at Buffalo
347 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3293