Texas Tech University

Lawrence Zhao

Lawrence Zhao

Assistant Professor


Room Number: W326


Research Expertise

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Household Finance
  • Financial Intermediation


  • PhD, Finance, Rice University
  • MA, Finance, Rice University
  • MS, Economics, Baylor University
  • BBA, Finance and Mathematics, Baylor University


Chengzhi “Lawrence” Zhao is an assistant professor of finance at the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University. His research interests include empirical corporate finance, household finance, competition and financial intermediation. Before joining Texas Tech University, he earned a BBA. in finance and mathematics from Baylor University, an MS in economics from Baylor University, an MA in finance from Rice University and a PhD in finance from Rice University.