Dr Ying Wang

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Accounting, Finance and Operations Staff

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Accounting and Finance

Dr. Ying Wang is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, based on our Cambridge campus. Ying is the course leader for BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Accounting and Financial Management (top-up) and BSc Business and Finance (top-up). Her expertise is in the area of International Finance, Corporate Finance, Derivatives Markets, Financial Management, Risk Management, Global Financial Strategy, Security Analysis, Finance for Decision Making, Research Methods in Finance, etc.

Background

Ying is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University, she was a Senior Lecturer at Northampton Business School, University of Northampton, where she was the Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Programme Leader for MSc in Accounting and Finance and Academic Leader for the third year Accounting & Finance undergraduate students. Previously Ying also gained extensive teaching experience at Queen’s University of Belfast and had professional working experience in the UK and China. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently serves as an external examiner and an external supervisor at the other universities in the UK.
Ying’s research interests centred on financial economics, corporate finance, international finance, risk management, corporate governance and law and finance. She is an active peer reviewer for international journals and conferences. She also regularly acts as a chair and a discussant at international and national conferences. Ying has gained substantial experience of supervising dissertation students at postgraduate and undergraduate level as well as supervising postgraduate research students. 
Ying has a wider range of teaching experience on different postgraduate and undergraduate subjects, including Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Global Financial Strategy, Finance for Decision Making, Corporate Risk Management, Investment Analysis, Derivatives Market, International Money and Finance, and Research Methods in Finance. She is always passionate about her subject areas with a specialised interest to develop student subject skills and transferable skills, such as critical thinking, effective communication and creative problem solving using quantitative methods. 

Research interests

  • Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Finance

Areas of research supervision

Ying is currently supervising four PhD students with one near completion. She is also an external supervisor at Northampton Business School. Ying would like to supervise doctoral candidates in her research interest areas.

Teaching

Postgraduate: MOD004051 Finance for Decision Making
Undergraduate: MOD004491 Corporate Finance, MOD004501 Business Financing

Qualifications

  • PhD in Finance, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (PgCRDS), University of Northampton
  • MSc in Finance, Queen’s University Belfast
  • BSc in Economics, Minzu University of China

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Western Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • European Finance Association
  • European Financial Management Association
  • British Accounting and Finance Association
  • Association of Economist, China

Selected recent publications

Wang, Y. and Lahr, H., 2015. Takeover regulation to protect shareholders: Wealth creation or wealth destruction? European Financial Management Association Abstracting Journal, 24, 6.
The impact of board ownership structure on corporate social responsibilities. Working paper.
Agency costs and capital structure in developing countries. Working paper.
The implementation risk in due diligence: Evidence from mergers and acquisitions in the UK. Working paper.

Recent presentations and conferences

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’. Contribute to conference.
Jun.2015 European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Takeover regulation to protect shareholders: Wealth creation or wealth destruction?” Contribute to conference.
Jun. 2015 The Inaugural Northampton Business School Research Conference, Northampton, ‘Takeover regulation to protect shareholders: Wealth creation or wealth destruction?’ Contribute to conference.
Oct.2014 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, “Does takeover law matter? An empirical test of its economic effects on mergers and acquisitions” Contribute to conference.
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” Contribute to conference.
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” Contribute to conference.
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” Contribute to conference.
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” Contribute to conference.
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” Contribute to conference.