Shingo Goto

  • Professor of Finance; Director of Ph.D. Programs and Research
  • Finance
  • Phone: 401.874.4318
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  • Office Location: 333, Ballentine Hall



Dr. Goto has joined the College of Business Administration as a professor of finance and serves as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in finance. Dr. Goto’s research interests include various topics of investment and portfolio management. Dr. Goto has also been actively involved in the practice of portfolio management. Dr. Goto conducted portfolio management research as a Principal of the Active Equity group at Barclays Global Investors (San Francisco, CA) from 2007 to 2009 and currently serves as an advisor/consultant to Research Affiliates (Newport Beach, CA) and Nomura Asset Management (Tokyo, Japan). Dr. Goto is enthusiastic about teaching both theoretical and practical aspects of asset pricing and portfolio management to a wide range of students from advanced undergraduates to Ph.D.s. He also serves as an International Examination Committee member at the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts. Prior to joining URI, he taught at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.


Ph.D., Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA

M.B.A., Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA

B.A., University of Tokyo

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications

“The Information Content of Corporate Pension Funding Status in Japan,” (with Noriyoshi Yanase), Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, forthcoming.

“Improving Mean Variance Optimization through Sparse Hedging Restrictions” (with Yan Xu), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 50(6), December 2015.

“As Told by The Supplier: Trade Credit and The Cross-Section of Stock Returns,” (with Gang Xiao). Journal of Banking and Finance, 60, November 2015.

“Financial Flexibility and Tax Incentives: Evidence from Defined Benefit Corporate Pension Plans in Japan,” (with Noriyoshi Yanase). Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice, 38(4), October 2013.

“Strategic Disclosure and Stock Returns: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cross-listing,” (with Masahiro Watanabe and Yan Xu), Review of Financial Studies, 22(4), April 2009