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  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 2 Scopus Citations
  • 1 Scopus h-Index
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Prof. Wei obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance with First Class Honors from the University of Hong Kong in 2012 and completed her PhD in Finance from the University of Hong Kong in 2016. She is a life-time member of Beta Gama Sigma Business Society and a research fellow at the Centre for Financial Innovation and Development in the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include corporate finance, FinTech, financial reporting, capital market regulations and corporate innovation. Her papers have been presented in conferences including American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting, Western Finance Association (WFA) Annual Meeting, Society for Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcades, Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, and China International Conference in Finance (CICF), circulated as the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, featured on Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum, and published or forthcoming in journals such as The Accounting ReviewJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Law and Economics.

Research interests

Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Capital Market Regulations, Corporate Innovation

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equity financing Social Sciences
technical innovation Social Sciences
patent Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
economy Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
industry Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2017 2020

  • 2 Scopus Citations
  • 1 Scopus h-Index
  • 4 Journal Article (refereed)
  • 1 Working paper series

Bank deregulation and corporate risk

JIANG, T., LEVINE, R., LIN, C. & WEI, L., 8 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Corporate Finance. 60, 101520.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Bank competition

Litigation Risk and Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Legal Changes

HOUSTON, J. F., LIN, C., LIU, S. & WEI, L., Sep 2019, In : The Accounting Review. 94, 5, p. 247-272 26 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Risk disclosure
Voluntary disclosure
Litigation risk
Management earnings forecasts

Managerial Entrenchment and Information Production

LIN, C., WEI, L. & XIE, W., 3 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 63 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Information production
Managerial entrenchment
Information asymmetry


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Lai WEI (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award