Wenxuan Hou (Wen) is Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He received his PhD from Manchester Business School and pursued executive education at Kellogg School of Management. He was at Durham University as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and then Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) until he joined Edinburgh in 2012.
Wen is elected as a Young Academy Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland's national academy), the president-elect of China Economic Association (UK/Europe), a Board Director of Asian Finance Association and a Senior Fellow of China Centre for Globalization. Wen has served as an Associate Editor or Guest Editor of European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters, Abacus, Corporate Governance: An International Review, International Small Business Journal and Journal of Business Ethics.
His research interests cover corporate finance and governance, business ethics and financial markets. He has published over 34 articles in FT45, ABS-4* and 3* journals, five books with Palgrave Macmillan and 13 book chapters, including publications in European Journal of Operation Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Business History, Abacus, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions & Money and Regional Studies among others.
Wen has taught a range of courses including Corporate Governance (MSc and executive), Corporate Finance (UG), Advanced Finance Theory (MSc) and Business Finance (MBA), and received multiple Best Teaching Awards.