I joined the Faulty of Business in October 2018. I received my Masters degrees in International Finance at the University of Glasgow in 2012. In 2018, I completed my PhD studies in Finance at the University of Leicester. During my doctoral course, I was involved in several research projects concerning both asset pricing, financial modelling and political finance. Before joine the Univeristy of Northampton, I was also a teaching assistant at the University of Leicester in finance related subjects.
My current research interests are in the area of empirical finance and focus on the interplay between stock market and political developments. Why it is important? One of the most important research questions in the financial sector is how assets are priced. Previous studies have identified many factors that lead to stock price movements. These include fundamental information about companies, micro and macroeconomic issues, and many other factors. However, whether politics and stock markets can interact and influence each other is an interesting question that many researchers have tried to answer. There is certainly little or no doubt that politicians - sometimes intentionally and sometimes unintentionally - affect financial markets. I think these cross-disciplinary (finance, politics and economics) interests fit well with the key components of contemporary financial research development. To a large extent, my research is an increasingly interesting, yet under-developed research field. I think this research field is worth applying for research funding. I am capable of conducting a quantitative research and empirical analysis in finance on a professional basis. In that sense, I would like to see my research has having considerable potentials to build up an international reputation in finance.
In the future, with my recent research interests, on the one hand, I would like to further examine: the role of political factors in financial markets and financial assets pricing process; how political risks have been identified and managed in the investment process and portfolio construction; and how financial markets respond to political development. On the other hand, based on my experience, I will extend my research to a wider range, including pricing issue of financial derivatives, financial risk management, portfolio optimization and applications etc.
ACC3007 International Finance
ACC3009 Corporate Finance
ACC4007 Banking & Finance Project
FINM014 Investment Analysis
PhD, University of Leicester
1 Oct 2013 → 15 Jul 2018
Master, University of Glasgow
15 Sep 2011 → 15 Nov 2012