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Dr. Charles Yichu Wang is an Assistant Professor in Finance at Nottingham University Business School. Beyond a scholar, he is also an active composer, pianist and conductor, an entrepreneur, and a venture capitalist. His compositions repeatedly appear in major concert halls in China and over the world.

Dr. Wang's research interests are corporate finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, real estate and China economy. His works are published on reputable journals, including Management Science and Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and have been presented in leading international conferences, such as SFS Cavalcade, FMA, ABFER, Asian FA, etc. He also serves as an ad hoc referee at leading journals including Journal of Corporate FinanceJournal of Banking and Finance, and Corporate Governance:An International Review.

Before joining NUBS, he received his Ph.D. in Finance from PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University, M.Fin. from Fudan University and B.S. in Physics from Peking University. 

PhD positions:

  • Students interested in research on all fields of empirical finance are welcome to contact and apply, regardless of your background.
  • Those with strong academic passion, good communication skills and fluent English are preferred.

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Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance
  • Real estate and urban economy
  • Shadow banking
  • China economy


  • Contemporary Topics in Finance (PhD)
  • Corporate Finance (Master)
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (MFinTech)
  • FinTech Regulation and Data Protection (MFinTech)
  • Corporate Finance (UG)
  • Capstone Project (UG dissertation)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Visiting Student), Finance, HKU Business School

PhD, Finance, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

Master, Finance, School of Economics, Fudan University

Bachelor, Physics, School of Physics, Peking University


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