Wenxuan Hou - Curriculum Vitae#


  • Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
  • Co-chair of the Young Academy of Scotland at Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
  • Special-term Professor, Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

  • PhD from Manchester Business School
  • Executive Certificate at Kellogg School of Management

  • Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
  • Associate Editor and Guest Editor
  • European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Business Ethics, Abacus, Business History, China Economic Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Small Business Journal, International Review of Financially Analysis and China Finance Review International.

Conference Chair

International conferences with Review of Finance, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance and Economic Modelling among others on the themes of a) Chinese capital markets, b) ethical and sustainable entrepreneurship, c) legal institutions and finance, d) corporate governance in emerging countries, e) microfinance, f) green finance and e) financial technology.


More than 50 articles in FT50, ABS-4*/3* and ABDC-A*/A leading journals, six books with Palgrave Macmillan.

Publications in European Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Business History, Abacus, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Journal of Finance, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Economic Modelling, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions & Money and Regional Studies among others.

Invited presentations

More than 100 keynote speeches, seminars and conferences including the annual meetings of American Economic Association, European Economic Association and European Finance Association.


Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Global Financial Markets and Emerging Economy (MSc) and Business Finance (MBA,2012-2014).

Received multiple Best Teaching Awards.

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