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Accounting and Finance Group
Edinburgh University Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK
Wenxuan Hou (Wen) is Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He received his PhD from Manchester Business School and pursued executive education at Kellogg School of Management. He was at Durham University as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and then Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) until he joined Edinburgh in 2012.
Wen is elected as a Young Academy Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland's national academy), the president-elect of China Economic Association (UK/Europe), a Board Director of Asian Finance Association and a Senior Fellow of China Centre for Globalization. Wen has served as an Associate Editor or Guest Editor of European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Business Ethics, Abacus, Business History, Corporate Governance: An International Review and International Small Business Journal. He co-organized a number of international conferences with leading academic journals such as Review of Finance among others on the themes of a) Chinese capital markets, b) ethical and sustainable entrepreneurship, c) legal institutions and finance, d) corporate governance in emerging countries, e) microfinance, f) green finance and e) financial technology.
His research interests cover corporate finance and governance, business ethics and financial markets. He has published over 38 articles in FT45, ABS-4* and 3* journals, five books with Palgrave Macmillan and 13 book chapters, including publications in European Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Business History, Abacus, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions & Money and Regional Studies among others.
Wen has taught a range of courses including Corporate Governance (MSc and executive), Corporate Finance (UG), Advanced Finance Theory (MSc) and Business Finance (MBA), and received multiple Best Teaching Awards.