Dr. Zhixin "Richard" Kang

Dr. Zhixin (Richard) Kang is an associate professor of Quantitative Methods at the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences - School of Business - University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Field: Business Statistics; second field: Finance) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, MBA and MSFE (Master of Science in Financial Engineering) from Kent State University, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University. He teaches Business Statistics I & II, Spreadsheet and Database Management, Quantitative Methods, Data Analytics for Business, and Time Series Analysis classes at UNC Pembroke. His research is in applied statistics, financial economics, time series modeling and forecasting, and real estate finance and economics. His research has been published in Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Statistics and Its Interface, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Transnational Management, Applied Financial Economics, International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management, International Journal of Electronic Finance, Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, and etc. He has presented his papers in many regional and national conferences, and has served as reviewers, session chairs, and discussants in these conferences. In addition, he regularly reviews papers for peer-reviewed academic journals in his fields.

There are 5 included publications by Dr. Zhixin "Richard" Kang :

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Application of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Tools to Identify Putative Transcription Factor- Gene Regulatory Network of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Sarcoidosis 2009 644 Transcription factors and corresponding cis-regulatory elements are considered key components in gene regulation. We combined biostatistics and bioinformatics tools to streamline identification of putative transcription factor-gene regulatory network...
A Comparison of Alternative Forecast Models of REIT Volatility 2011 1307 This study compares the relative performance of several well-known models in the forecasting of REIT volatility. Overall our results suggest that long-memory models (ARFIMA & FIGARCH) provide the best forecasts. Using either a large sample or some st...
Long Term Dependence of Popular and Neglected Stocks 2013 791 In this study, we establish a connection between the levels of market attentions of a stock with its long memory features. We construct two portfolios of US equities based on Doyle et al’s (2006) criteria for neglected and popular stocks and measure ...
A Multi-Country Study Exploring Relationship of Lifestyles to Ethnocentrism 2011 688 In this paper, we study consumer market segments in four Latin American countries and one U.S. territory by using lifestyle patterns and ethnocentrism. We partition consumer ethnocentrism into low, medium, and high levels, and then investigate the re...
Retention and Student Success: A Study of First Time, Full Time First-Generation Students at UNC Pembroke 2019 42 First generation students face unique challenges in retention and graduation in colleges and universities. Recently, EAB released a study indicating that 90% of low-income, first generation students did not graduate on time within six years, particul...