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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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  • Corporate governance in the financial sector (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Sasha Talavera