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Professor Michael Guo

Professor in Finance and Deputy Director of Institute for China Development and Research

BSc, MSc, PhD


Affiliations
AffiliationRoom numberTelephone
Professor in Finance and Deputy Director of Institute for China Development and Research in the Business SchoolMHL 165+44 (0) 191 33 45451

Biography

Professor Guo has international experience in teaching at postgraduate (MSc, MA), and undergraduate (BSc) levels.

Professor Guo has been shortlisted by Economist Magazine for “2013 Business Professor of the Year Award” for his excellence on high-quality teaching.

In 2010, Professor Guo was appointed as Deputy Director for Institute of China Development and Research, establishing and managing collaborations on behalf of the school with Chinese authorities and universities that aim to encourage the development of high-quality research collaborations as well as executive training programmes and student exchange.

Professor Guo has several research interests, while his main focus is on Chinese Business and Finance, Corporate Finance, and Behavioural Finance. More specifically:

  • Behavioural Corporate Finance and M&As
  • Hedge Fund Activism
  • Capital Structure and Market timing
  • Media Attention and Investor Sentiments
Mini Biography

Michael's main interests lie in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, he also specializing in hedge fund activism and investor sentiment.

Research interests

  • Chinese Political Connection and M&As
  • Capital Structure and Market timing
  • Media Attention and Stock Return

Publications

Edited Journal

  • Wu, J, Wang, C, Chen, Z & Guo, J.M (2020). A Study of Disposition Effect Among Chinese Individual Investors: the Perspective of Irrational Beliefs. 476 (2): Journal of Financial Research.
  • Zheng,Z, Shi,L, Huang,J & Guo,M (2019). Influential Factors and Economic Consequences of Minority Shareholder DecisionsEvidence from Chinese Listed Firms. The Journal of World Economy, Chinese Academy of Social Science.

Journal Article

Supervision students