Staff profile

Dr Weiwei Yang

Senior Lecturer

Weiwei Yang


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance. I teach a number of modules across different programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am also supervising for both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, as well as PhD and professional doctorate students.

As an applied financial economist, I am passionate about teaching. I teach both theories and practical skills to my students. I make use of Bloomberg in most of my modules, and support our students to participate in the University Trading Challenge, helping them to scoop several prizes over the past years.

I am also the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance and BSc (Hons) Finance, and I work closely with professional bodies for accreditations, as well as take the External Examiner role in another UK higher education institution.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Banking efficiency, market competition, tax avoidance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

'Corporate Governance and Socially Responsible Lending: Evidence from Chinese Commercial Banks' in British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference of the Northern Area Group, 2018, Derby, UK

'Ownership, lending behaviour and corporate social responsibility in the Chinese banking market' 2015, annual conference FMA , Orlando, US

'Evaluating the performance of Chinese commercial banks: a comparison of different types of banks' (2012), ISBJ, ,Shenzhen, China

'Capital structure effects on the banking industry' (2011), IFABS, Rome, Italy

'Comparison of competition and market power in Chinese banking' (2009), Chinese Economic Association (Europe), Dublin, Ireland

International experience

Recent publications