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Senior Lecturer in Finance


Woon Sau Leung is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at The University of Edinburgh. He is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and was previously a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at Cardiff Business School and a visiting scholar at Fordham University in the US. He holds an integrated BBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and MSc and PhD in Finance from Cardiff University.

Woon Sau's work has been published in international, peer-reviewed business and finance journals, including Journal of International Business Studies (ABS 4*;FT50), Production and Operations Management (ABS 4; FT50), Journal of Corporate Finance (ABS 4), Journal of Banking and Finance (ABS 3), Journal of Empirical Finance (ABS 3), etc. Some of his papers were featured by the Harvard Business Review, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Regulation, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Reuters, Bloomberg, Institutional Investors, and other media outlets. His research has been presented in major finance conferences, including the European Finance Association (EFA) annual conference, the FMA annual and regional conferences, among others. In 2016, he received Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions at the FMA annual conference in Las Vegas, US. His research interests encompass banking, corporate finance, asset pricing, corporate social responsibility, mutual funds, and the financial implications of supply-chain management.

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Research Interests

  • Banking and financial institutions 
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility 
  • Asset pricing 
  • Financial regulations 
  • Mutual fund investments
  • Financial implications of supply-chain management

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