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Dr Ying Wang

Director of Research

Faculty:
Faculty of Business and Law
School:
Economics, Finance and Law
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Business, management and leadership , Accounting and Finance
Research Supervision:
Yes

Ying is a corporate and entrepreneurial finance expert and a researcher. As Director of Research Students, Ying provides leadership in postgraduate research activity in line with University/Faculty strategies and works to achieve the vision and values of high-quality doctoral education and professional development provision.

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Background

Ying’s research interests centre in the areas of sustainable finance, ESG, corporate finance, venture capital, Fintech and innovation, financial economics, corporate governance and accounting and finance. Dr Wang has won research grants from both research councils and industry funding.

Passionate to bring her professional and industry experience to education, Ying has helped a lot of her students to achieve the best outcomes from their education journeys. In addition to her teaching experience at the doctorate research, PG and UG levels, she also designed and delivered workshops to CEOs and professionals. She is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Spoken Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Research interests

  • Sustainable finance and ESG
  • Corporate finance and entrepreneurial finance
  • Fintech and innovation
  • Financial economics
  • Corporate governance
  • Accounting and finance

Ying has published her research with world-leading journal publisher and is an active peer reviewer for international journals and conferences. Dr Wang enjoys conducting research using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She regularly acts as chairs and discussants at international and national conferences.

Areas of research supervision

Dr Wang is an experienced research degree supervisor with both PhD and DBA completions. Ying has six PhD completions to date with another four near completions.

Currently, she supervises four PhD students as the first supervisor and few PhD and DBA supervision as the secondary supervisor.

Ying has been involved with PhD examinations in accounting, finance and business fields. She would like to supervise doctoral candidates in her research interest areas as indicated above using either quantitative or qualitative research methods.

Teaching

  • Postgraduate Research Programmes
  • Applied Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Derivative Markets
  • Financial Investment Analysis
  • Global Equity Market
  • Business Financing
  • Finance for Decision Making

Qualifications

  • PhD in Finance, Queen’s University Belfast
  • MSc in Finance, Queen’s University Belfast
  • BSc in Economics, Minzu University of China
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (PgCRDS), University of Northampton
  • FinTech Course Certificate, Harvard VPAL

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
  • Member of Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Director of Economics Division, OBOR International @ Cambridge (Think Tank)
  • Guest Editor: Journal of Sustainability for the Special Issue “Transition to Net Zero Supply Chains through Digitalization, Renewable Energy, Circular Economy and Green Finance” in 2022

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • May 2022 Sustainable finance to promote green innovation, ARU, amount £3,200
  • November 2020 Principle investigator: Finance for Decision Making workshop for businesses, Hyria Business Institute, Finland, amount £7,500
  • June 2020    Co-investigator: Brexit Resilience Project with Best Growth Hub, Essex, amount £9,180
  • December 2019 Principle investigator: Suffolk Energy Efficiency Financial Incentives Project, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, amount £67,166
  • September 2018 Lord Ashcroft International Business School Research Fellowship £10,000
  • April 2018 Anglia Ruskin University Research taster projects, Amount £4,000
  • March 2018 Co-investigator: Research on the effect and risk of international board of stock market, National Natural Science Foundation of China 2018 (Funding No.: 71871205), amount CNY610,000

Selected recent publications

Osei-Assibey Bonsu, M., Wang, Y. and Guo, Y. (2023) 'Does fintech lead to better accounting practices? Empirical evidence' Accounting Research Journal, 36(2/3), pp. 129-147.

Bonsu, M. and Wang, Y. (2022) 'The Triangular Relationship between Energy consumption, Trade openness and Economic growth: New Empirical Evidence', Cogent Economics and Finance, 10:1, 2140520.

Zhang, X. W, Yi, R. H., Yu, Y. and Wang, Y. (2021) 'The measure of volatility spillover effect of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect based on rolling window VAR', China Journal of Management Science. Available at: https://doi.org/10.16381/j.cnki.issn1003-207x.2020.1409

Bourgeois, P., Wang, Y., Chisnall, P. and Walton, D. (2020) 'Suffolk Efficiency in Buildings: Financial Incentives Report', Industry Project Report, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Kallinterakis, V. and Wang. Y. (2019) 'Do Investors Herd in Cryptocurrencies – and why?', Research in International Business and Finance, 50, pp. 240-245.

Wang, Y. and Lahr, H., 2017. 'Takeover law to protect shareholders: Increasing efficiency or merely redistributing gains?', Journal of Corporate Finance, 43, pp. 288-315.

Wang, Y. and Lahr, H. (2016) 'Takeover law to protect shareholders: Increasing efficiency or merely redistributing gains?', WPS 486, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

Recent presentations and conferences

Sep. 2023           2023 International Conference in Finance, Banking and Accounting, Montpellier, France. Does governmental venture capital (GVC) advance green innovation? Big data evidence.

July 2022            Chair of 2022 ABCP Ageing and Sustainability Conference, Birmingham

Sep. 2021           10th International Conference of Financial Engineering and Banking Society: Financial Stability and Sustainability, France. The Triangular Relationship between Energy Consumption, Trade Openness and Economic Growth: New evidence from Belt and Road (B&R) countries

Nov.2019            The 42nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Newcastle, ‘The impact of non-financial capital on entrepreneurs’ preferences for external financing’

Sep.2019            Research conference at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, ‘Risk transmission beyond financial crises: Volatility spillovers and spillbacks between SMICs and the U.S.’

Apr. 2019           British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference 2019, Birmingham, ‘The Effects of Perceptual Attributes on External Financing Preferences: Evidence from Ethnic Minority Businesses’

Sep.2018            British Accounting and Finance Association Northern Area Group Annual Conference 2018, Derby, ‘Accounting Conservatism and the Choice of Method of Payment in Corporate Acquisitions’

Jul. 2018             Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance 2018 Conference, Singapore, “Sarbanes-Oxley, Capital Structure and the Choice of Payment in Mergers and Acquisitions”

Jul. 2018             Panellist for discussion forum at the First Cambridge Belt-Road Initiative International Conference, Cambridge

Jun. 2018            The 7th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business, Cambridge, “The Impact of Perceptual Attributes on Entrepreneurs' Preferences to External Financing”

Sep.2016            British Accounting and Finance Association, Northern Area Group Annual Conference, Loughborough, “Takeover regulation to protect shareholders: Wealth creation or wealth destruction?”. Lloyds Best Paper Award.

Sep.2015            The 47th Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference, Cardiff, “Does takeover law matter? An empirical study of takeover regulation in Europe”

Jun.2015             European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Takeover regulation to protect shareholders: Wealth creation or wealth destruction?”

Jun. 2015            The Inaugural Northampton Business School Research Conference, Northampton, ‘The Wealth Effect from the EU Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions’

Jun. 2015            Conference Organiser and Session Chair, The Inaugural Northampton Business School Research Conference, Northampton

Oct.2014             Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, “Does takeover law matter? An empirical test of its economic effects on mergers and acquisitions”

Apr.2014            British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, London, “Does takeover law matter? An empirical test of its economic effects on mergers and acquisitions”

Apr.2013            Session Chair, British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Newcastle

Apr.2013            British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Newcastle, “Does takeover law matter and what matters in takeover law?: Evidence from cross-border acquisitions in Europe”

Apr.2012            British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Brighton, “High Technology, Investor Protection and the Post Merger Performance of UK Firms Engaged in Cross-Border Mergers”

Sep.2011            British Accounting and Finance Association, Northern Area Group Annual Conference, Salford, “High Technology, Investor Protection and the Post Merger Performance of UK Firms Engaged in Cross-Border Mergers”

Nov.2009            Economics and Financial Institutions Research Group, Queen’s University Belfast, “Wealth Effect on UK Acquirers: Evidence from the EU Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions”

Media experience

Dr Wang would like to become a contributor to media and blog in her research expertise areas.