PhD in Finance, Loughborough University, 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET), 2017
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Dr Bin Xu is a Lecturer in Finance at Leeds University Business School who joined the School in July 2017. Prior to that, he worked for three years as a Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Xu received his PhD degree from Loughborough University in 2015, and was also awarded the Dean’s Award for Doctoral Student of the Year. He received his MSc and BA (Hons) degrees from the universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham respectively. He has been a visiting researcher at the Norwegian School of Economics and Warwick Business School, and has academic exchange experience at the University of British Columbia.
Dr Xu’s primary research areas are corporate finance and behavioural finance. His recent research examines various corporate financial decisions. His work has been presented frequently at several major international conferences and prestigious universities. He welcomes PhD applications from highly motivated prospective students who would like to conduct research related to his areas of expertise.
- Various corporate financial policies
- The effect of managerial traits and biases
- Product market competition and firm growth
- Content analysis of corporate disclosure
- Corporate governance
LUBS5006M International Business Finance
LUBS5001M Security Investment Analysis
LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
1. Optimistic Disclosure Tone and Conservative Debt Policy, Abacus, 2017, Forthcoming (with A. Ataullah and A. Vivian).
2. Time-varying Managerial Overconfidence and Pecking Order Preference, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2017, Forthcoming (with A. Vivian).
3. Time-varying Managerial Overconfidence and Corporate Debt Maturity Structure, European Journal of Finance, 2017, Forthcoming (with A. Ataullah and A. Vivian).