Wesley X. Deng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance; Dean's Research Fellow

UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney

Research Interests

Corporate Finance; Empirical Asset Pricing; FinTech and Machine Learning; Labor and Household Finance; Political Issues and Finance; Climate Risk and Finance

SSRN Page: http://ssrn.com/author=2128785

UNSW Page: https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/wesley-deng


School of Banking and Finance

UNSW Business School

UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052


Wesley (Xiaohu) is an Assistant Professor of Finance (Lecturer in Australia) at UNSW Sydney. His primary research areas include empirical corporate finance and asset pricing with specializations in the real effects of financial market frictions on corporate finance. He is also conducting research in other areas such as political issues and finance, labor market issues and finance, Fintech and machine learning, the impact of gender diversity, and the impact of climate risk on corporate finance outcomes. He has published at leading academic journals such as Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Corporate Finance. His research has made significant social impact. Some of his research findings have been featured in several major academic forums, news media, and think tanks such as Harvard Business Review, Oxford Business Law Blog, Duke FinReg Blog, CATO Institute, and among others.