Dr Nan Hu

  • Lecturer (Accounting & Finance)


Nan joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2017 as a Lecturer in Finance. Having gained a BA in Business and Finance from Durham University, Nan went on to obtain a master degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from Durham University. 

Research interests

Nan has several research interests; her main focus is on Behavioral Finance and Corporate Finance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital structure and market timing
  • Asset pricing and momentum
  • Media attention and stock return


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Li, J., Guo, J. M., Hu, N. and Tang, K. (2021) Do corporate managers believe in luck? Evidence of the Chinese zodiac effect. International Review of Financial Analysis, 77, 101861. (doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2021.101861)


Hu, N. , Li, L., Li, H. and Wang, X. (2020) Do mega-mergers create value? The acquisition experience and mega-deal outcomes. Journal of Empirical Finance, 55, pp. 119-142. (doi: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2019.11.004)


Guo, J. (M.), Li, L., Hu, N. and Wang, X. (2019) Do managers keep their word? The disclosure of merger intention at pre-merger issuance and M&A performance. Finance Research Letters, 28, pp. 20-31. (doi: 10.1016/j.frl.2018.03.007)


Gang, J., Guo, J. (M.), Hu, N. and Li, X. (2018) Indexing mergers and acquisitions. Quantitative Finance, 18(6), pp. 1033-1048. (doi: 10.1080/14697688.2017.1369145)

Guo, J. (M.), Gang, J., Hu, N. and Utham, V. (2018) The role of derivatives in hedge fund activism. Quantitative Finance, 18(9), pp. 1531-1541. (doi: 10.1080/14697688.2018.1444490)


Black, E. L., Guo, J., Hu, N. and Vagenas-Nanos, E. (2017) Uncertainty triggers overreaction: evidence from corporate takeovers. European Journal of Finance, 23(14), pp. 1362-1389. (doi: 10.1080/1351847X.2016.1202296)


Hu, N. , Zhang, Y. and Tan, S. (2016) Determinants of Chinese cross-border M&As. Annals of Economic and Finance, 17(1), pp. 209-233.

This list was generated on Tue May 17 15:53:27 2022 BST.


  • Behavioral finance
  • Corporate finance

Current supervision


Courses taught:

  • Foundations of International Corporate Finance