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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. 

Personal webpage:


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

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  • MN-3008 Corporate Finance 2

    This is a final year module addressing the main aspects of corporate finance and the financial markets. It requires a good understanding of mathematics and whilst it is a self-contained module, it may also serve as a basis for further financial modules.

  • MN-3501 Financial Economics

    This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding (mostly theoretic foundations) of portfolio theory and the relationship between risk and return from an investment, and of specific models designed to study the relationship between risk and return. This module requires a high level of mathematical ability (e.g. optimisation, basic linear algebra, advanced statistics and time series econometrics).


  • Corporate governance in the financial sector (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera
  • Compensation Consultants and CEO's Motivation to Engage in/Complete Merger & Acquisition Activities (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera