Dr Bin Xu

Dr Bin Xu



Dr Bin Xu is a Lecturer in Finance at Leeds University Business School who joined the School in 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Xu received his PhD from Loughborough University, and his MSc and BA (Hons) 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 behavioral finance. He welcomes PhD applications from highly motivated students who would like to conduct research related to his areas of expertise.

Selected Working Papers

  1. “Do firms respond to industry rising stars?”, with Ran Duchin and Xunhua Su
  2. “Does corporate social responsibility facilitate public debt financing?”, with Xin Chang and Yung Chiang Yang
  3. “Does customer-base structure influence managerial risk-taking incentives?”, with Jie Chen, Xunhua Su and Xuan Tian
  4. “On the importance of non-CEO equity incentives”, with Yiwei Li and Yeqin Zeng
  5. “Do strong stakeholders keep firms out of trouble? Evidence from major customer relationships”, with Jie Chen, Xunhua Su and Xuan Tian 

Research groups and institutes

  • International Banking Institute

Current postgraduate researchers