在过去几年中，曹博士在国际著名期刊Journal of Finance、Review of Financial Studies、Journal of Financial Economics发表多篇论文，并被大量引用；曾两次获得Journal of Finance的最佳论文提名(1998年和2000年)；曾获Northern Finance Association评选的新兴市场领域最佳论文奖；曾获Western Finance Association 评选的最有投资价值的最佳论文奖；在2004中国金融国际年会上获得最佳论文三等奖；任Annals of Economics and Finance的编委会成员及International Financial Review和China Financial Review的主编。
1. "Taking The Road Less Traveled By: Does Conversation Eradicate Pernicious Cascades?" H. Henry Cao, Bing Han, and David Hirshleifer, Journal of Economic Theory, 146 (4), July, (2011): 1418-1436.
2. Fear of The Unknown: The Effects of Familiarity on Financial Decisions, H. H. Cao, Bing Han, David Hirshleifer and Harold H. Zhang, Review of Finance, 2011,15 (1): 173-206. Won the runner-up of the "2011 Spängler IQAM Best PaperPrize".
3. Portfolio Performance Measurement: A No Arbitrage Bounds Approach," with Dong-Hyun Ahn, H. H. Cao and Stephane Chretien, European Financial Management，2009, 15 (2):298-339.
4. "Differences of Opinion of Public Information and Speculative Trading in Stocks and Options,"H. H. Cao and Hui Ou-Yang, Review of Financial Studies, 2009, 22(1):299-335; Won the third place best paper award at 2004 CIFC and best paper award most relevant to practitioners at 2005 WFA.
5. "Inventory Information," H. H. Cao, Martin Evans and Rich Lyons, Journal of Business, 2006, 79：325-364.
6. "Model Uncertainty, Limited Market Participation and Asset Prices," H. H. Cao, Tan Wang and Harold H. Zhang, Review of Financial Studies, 2005，1219 - 1251.
7. "The Dynamics of International Equity Market Expectations," Michael J. Brennan, H. H. Cao, Norman Strong and Xinzhong Xu, Journal of Financial Economics, 2005，257-288
8. "Product Strategy for Innovators in Markets with Network Effects," Sun, B., Xie, J. and H. H. Cao, Marketing Science, 2004, 243-254.
9. "Sidelined Investors, Trading-Generated News, and Security Returns," H. H. Cao, J. Coval and D. Hirshleifer, Review of Financial Studies, 2002, 15, 615-648.
10. "Imperfect Competition Among Informed Traders," K. Back, H. H. Cao and G. Willard, Journal of Finance, 2000, 5, 2117-2155. Nominated for Smith-Breeden Prize.
11. "The Effect of Derivative Assets on Endogenous Information Acquisition and Price Behavior in a Rational Expectations Equilibrium," H. H. Cao, Review of Financial Studies, 1999, 12, 131-163.
12. "International Portfolio Investment Flows," Michael J. Brennan and H. H. Cao, Journal of Finance, 1997, 52, 1851-1880, Nominated for Smith-Breeden Prize. Best paper award in emerging market research at NFA. Reprinted in International Library of Critical Writings in Financial Economics, Edited by Richard Roll.
13. "Information, Trade, and Derivative Securities," Michael J. Brennan and H. H. Cao, Review of Financial Studies, 1996, 9, 163-208.