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 Queens University Belfast. Dr Xu received his PhD degree from Loughborough University, 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 behavioral 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 students who would like to conduct research related to his areas of expertise.

Research Interests

  • Various corporate policies
  • The effect of managerial traits and biases
  • Product market competition and firm growth
  • Content analysis of corporate disclosure
  • Corporate governance

Working Papers

  1. “Do Firms Respond to Industry Rising Stars?”, with Ran Duchin and Xunhua Su
  2. “Is Language an Economic Institution? Evidence from R&D Investment”, with Daniel Chi, Xunhua Su and Yun Tang
  3. “Does Corporate Social Responsibility Facilitate Public Debt Financing?”, with Yung Chiang Yang
  4. “On the Importance of Non-CEO Equity Incentives”, with Yiwei Li and Yeqin Zeng

Research groups and institutes

  • International Banking Institute

Current postgraduate researchers