Dr Betty Wu

  • Lecturer in Accounting and Finance (Accounting & Finance)


Betty joined the Group in October 2012. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Finance at Yonsei University School of Business (Korea). She received her bachelor’s degree in Economics at National Taiwan University, and a master’s degree in Economics at University of Virginia. Subsequently, she graduated with the MPhil in Economics at Tinbergen Institute and a PhD in Finance at University of Amsterdam (2010). Her PhD thesis title is “Essays on Top Management and Corporate Behavior”. She was affiliated with the European Corporate Governance Training Network during her PhD study.

Research interests

Betty is a member of the Finance research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate governance
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Private equity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Behavioural finance
  • Financial development


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College Strategic Research Seedcorn Fund (£3,400), University of Glasgow (April 2019)

Wards Trust Grant (£2,094; £3,000-), University of Glasgow (2014-2019)

Small Research Grant (£1,000), the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (July 2013)

Early-stage researcher at the European Corporate Governance Training Network (2006-2008)




Afshan Moeed
Co-supervisors: Alvise Favotto and John McKernan 

John Patrick Brady
Co-supervisors: Evangelos Vagenas-Nanos and Antonios Siganos

Gary Rubin
Co-supervisor: Thomas Anker

Yue Zhou
Co-supervisors: Frank Hong Liu and Antonios Siganos

Li-Yu Chen
Co-supervisor: Mark Aleksanyan

Tuyet Nhung Vu
Co-supervisors: Frank Hong Liu and Serafeim Tsoukas 


Financial management, Corporate finance, Corporate governance, and Investments

Additional information

Working papers

  • A Run-down of Merger Target Run-ups (with Marie Dutordoir, Evangelos Vagenas-Nanos, and Patrick Verwijmeren)
  • Say On Pay Regulations in the UK (with Iain MacNeil and Katarzyna Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna)
  • Media Deterrence and Illegal Trading Prior to Merger Announcements: The Real Effect of News Dissemination (with Mark Aleksanyan, Jo Danbolt, and Antonios Siganos)
  • Where Have Fridays' Merger Announcements Gone? (with Jo Danbolt and Antonios Siganos)

Work in progress

  • Accountancy Profession (with Catriona Paisey)
  • Board Networks (with Yulia Veld-Merkoulova)
  • Financial Education (with Alvise Favotto)
  • Informed Trading (with Antonios Siganos and Chris Veld)
  • Insider Trading (with Jo Danbolt and Antonios Siganos)
  • LBO Syndication (with Jay Dahya)
  • Private Equity (with Ludovic Phalippou)
  • Scottish Administration Market (with Yvonne Joyce)
  • Innovation (with Wan-Chien Chiu)

Non-refereed outputs

  • The ICAS Salary Survey 2017: Exploring the gender pay gap and the effect of social background (with Catriona Paisey)
  • Research finds continued pay gap in accountancy (CA Magazine, March 2018, with Catriona Paisey) 
  • Gender pay gap reporting rules should extend to ethnicity and class – here’s why (The Conversation, 5 March 2018, with Catriona Paisey)


  • European Management Journal (Editorial Board Member); Journal of Small Business Management; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; Journal of Applied Accounting Research
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (2015 & 2016)