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Dr Zhiwei Hao

Assistant Professor in Finance

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Assistant Professor in Finance in the Business School  


Zhiwei joined Durham University Business School in 2021 as an assistant professor in Finance. Prior to joining Durham, he has worked as a teaching assistant in Finance and a research assistant at University of Glasgow. He obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from University of Glasgow in 2021. His research interests lie mainly in Corporate Finance and Behavioural Corporate Finance, specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Mini Biography

Zhiwei Hao is assistant professor in finance at Durham University Business School. His main research interests lie in the area of Corporate Finance, especially within the sub-field of Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Structure as well as Behavioural Finance.

Research interests

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


Journal Article

  • Aleksanyan, M., Hao, Z., Vagenas-Nanos, E. & Verwijmeren, P. (2021). Do state visits affect cross-border mergers and acquisitions? Journal of Corporate Finance 66: 101800.