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Personal Chair in Corporate Finance

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Roles and Responsibilities


Prof. Wenxuan Hou (Wen) is Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He received his PhD from Manchester Business School. Wen is elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) and Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), and served as Co-chair (2018-2021) of the Young Academy of Scotland and the 30th President of Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe).

Research Interests

His research interests cover corporate finance, financial development as well as law and finance. He has published five books with Palgrave Macmillan and a range of academic articles in Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate FinanceEuropean Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Energy EconomicsInternational Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Research, and Regional Studies among others. He received Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision and multiple Best Teaching Awards. 

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