5 April 2022

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Wenxuan Hou, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is Scotland's National Academy and was established in 1783 for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. The RSE has announced its 2022 intake of Fellows, including 80 names from the arts, business, public service and civil society as well as academia from Scotland.

Wenxuan Hou

"I am honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the RSE and to be linked with some of the great thinkers in Scotland since the Scottish Enlightenment", said Wen. "I look forward to working with RSE colleagues to apply my finance knowledge in addressing key challenges faced by our society, such as inequality and climate change. It has been ten years since I joined the Business School and I have greatly benefited from collaboration and inspiration from colleagues during this time that have allowed me to achieve this Fellowship."

Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean of the Business School, said: "Congratulations to Wen on being elected as a Fellow. The fellowship recognises his outstanding contribution to the field of financial research and teaching, and is hugely well deserved. The School is proud of Wen's achievement and delighted that he now joins our colleagues (old and new!) Brian Main, Pauline Weetman, Jonathan Crook, and John Dawson as Fellows of the RSE."

Professor Sir John Ball, the President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said: "It is a privilege to be able to welcome our new Fellows, and we are inspired by the breadth of talent and experience in our Fellowship. Every single individual elected this year has shown exceptional levels of expertise and insight in their chosen field, and their input helps RSE effect real and lasting change in Scotland's society. We look forward to working with our diverse Fellowship who provide a crucial link between the world of academic research and practice with government, business, and civil society."

Wenxuan Hou is the University of Edinburgh Business School's Personal Chair in Corporate Finance.