Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Leader for Introduction of risk management in banks (MSc)


Yizhe Dong, is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Banking and Business Economics at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Prior to joining Edinburgh, he worked for Aberdeen as an Associate Professor, for Aberystwyth University as a Lecturer, and for Durham University as a post-doctoral fellow. He received his PhD from Loughborough University, MSc and MA from Cardiff University and Nottingham University, respectively, and BSc from South China University of Technology. 

Dong has co-organised a number of international conferences on the themes of:

  1. General finance and accounting
  2. Climate change, Climate investment and finance
  3. Risk management and risk modelling  
  4. Financial stability
  5. Microfinance and rural finance
  6. Entrepreneurial finance

He is currently serving as a Joint Editor of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Finance. He also acted as a Guest Editor of the European Journal of FinanceBritish Accounting Review, Journal of International Financial MarketsInstitutions & Money, Economic Modelling, China Economic Review, Finance Research Letters, Emerging Market Finance and Trade, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing etc. He served as 33rd President of the Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe).  He also received an award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision and other teaching awards in past years. 

Research Interests

Yizhe’s main research interests are corporate finance and governance, credit risk assessment,  AI/ML applications in Finance, textual analysis, climate risk and green finance, banking and financial institutions, Fintech, and equity valuation. He has published over 30 papers in leading international journals such as Nature Food, Journal of Corporate Finance, European Journal of Operational ResearchJournal of Financial StabilityBritish Accounting Review, European Journal of FinanceJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, International Journal of Forecasting, Annals of Operations Research, amongst others.

Yizhe welcomes PhD applications from suitably qualified students to undertake the above-mentioned research areas. 

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