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Wei Song received his PhD in Finance from Durham University in 2012. He joined Swansea in 2014 as a Lecturer in Finance, after having been at Durham as Teaching Fellow in Finance since 2013.

Wei has also worked as a strategic investment manager in the SinoChem Group in 2012.

Wei's main research interests include corporate finance and corporate governance. 

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  1. Chen, J., Song, W., Goergen, M. Passing the dividend baton: The impact of dividend policy on new CEOs' initial compensation Journal of Corporate Finance 56 458 481
  2. Chen, J., Goergen, M., Leung, W., Song, W. CEO and director compensation, CEO turnover and institutional investors: Is there cronyism in the UK? Journal of Banking & Finance 103 18 35
  3. Bruyland, E., Lasfer, M., De Maeseneire, W., Song, W. The performance of acquisitions by high default risk bidders Journal of Banking & Finance 101 37 58
  4. Leung, W., Song, W., Chen, J. Does bank stakeholder orientation enhance financial stability? Journal of Corporate Finance 56 38 63
  5. Chen, J., Leung, W., Song, W., Avino, D. Does CDS trading affect risk-taking incentives in managerial compensation? Journal of Banking & Finance

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  • Corporate governance in the financial sector (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera