WEI Lai, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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Prof. Lai Wei joined Lingnan University in 2016. She is currently Professor of Finance and the Director of the Lingnan University - Jinan University Joint Research Centre for Financial Inclusion and Digital Economy. She obtained the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance with First Class Honors and a PhD degree in Finance from the University of Hong Kong. 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, information disclosure, innovation, FinTech, ESG, law and economic growth. Her papers have been presented in conferences including American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting, Western Finance Association (WFA) Annual Meeting, European Finance Association (EFA) 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, and featured on Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum. Her papers are published or forthcoming in leading academic journals, including Journal of FinanceAccounting ReviewJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Development Economics and Journal of Law and Economics.

Research interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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