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Dr George Wu

Senior Lecturer in Finance/Banking

School of Economics and Finance

Ji (George) Wu currently is as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the School of Economics and Finance, Massey University (Albany).  George received his PhD in Finance from Lincoln University, New Zealand in 2012.  Before joining Massey University, George as an Assistant Prof. in Finance was teaching and researching in Institute for Financial & Accounting Studies, Xiamen University from Oct. 2012 to Feb. 2017.

George’s research interesting is focusing but not limited to Financial Anomalies, Empirical Asset Pricing, China Capital Markets, and Corporate Social Responsibilities. George’s research has been widely published on international refereed journals, such as  Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting & Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money,International Review of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, Emerging market Finance & Trade, Applied Financial Economics, Finance Research Letters, and among others.

My CV (Updated November 2019)

Ji (George) Wu currently as a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the School of Economics and Finance, Massey University (Albany).  George received his PhD in Finance from Lincoln University, New Zealand in 2012.  George’s research interesting is focusing but not limited to Financial Anomalies, Empirical Asset Pricing, China Capital Markets, Economic Policy Uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibilities. and other corporate finance issues.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 09 212 7089 (Internal Extention 49089)
    Location: 3.42, QB
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Nominated for 2018 Lecturer of the Year Award - Massey University (2017) - Albany Students' Association Inc (2018)
  • Nominated for 2017 Lecturer of the Year Award - Massey University (2017)
  • Best Research Report - China Future Association (2014)
  • To be awarded by the “China Construction Banks” Best Teaching Award by Xiamen University in 2014. - Xiamen University (2012)
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (600 Chinese students be awarded from all of the oversea Chinese students) - China Scholarship Council (2011)
  • Highly Commended Award by International Journal of Accounting and Information Management - Emerald Publishing Group (2009)
  • Best Paper Award by the 1st International Conference of Accounting, Business, Leadership and Information Management - the 1st International Conference of Accounting, Business, Leadership and Information Management (2009)
  • Summer Research Scholarship - Faculty of Commerce, Dept. Accounting, Economics and Finance, Lincoln University (2009)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  1. Investors’ behavior and behavioral finance
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility
  3. Financial Anomalies and Empirical Asset Pricing
  4. Corporate Finance Issues
  5. Finance history

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Banking, Finance and Investment (150200): Banking, Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified (150299): Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303): Finance (150201): Investment and Risk Management (150205)

Keywords

  1. Financial Anomalies
  2. Lottery-like Stocks and Investors' Gambling Behaviour
  3. Pricing Idiosyncratic Risks
  4. Behavioural Finance
  5. Corporate Social Responsibility
  6. Economic Policy Uncertainty
  7. China Capital Markets
  8. Emerging Capital Markets

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Ge, Y., Wu, J., Zhang, J., & Zou, L. (2019). The role of Chinese economic variables on Australian and New Zealand equity returns. Accounting & Finance. , Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/acfi.12573
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Wu, J., Chimezie, EP., Nartea, GV., & Zhang, J. (2019). Extreme returns and the idiosyncratic volatility puzzle: African evidence. Applied Economics. 51(58), 6264-6279
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Wu, J., Zhang, J., Wu, Y., & Kong, D. (2019). When to go abroad: economic policy uncertainty and Chinese firms’ overseas investment. Accounting and Finance.
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, J., Kong, D., Liu, H., & Wu, J. (2019). Asset pricing with time varying pessimism and rare disasters. International Review of Economics and Finance. 60, 165-175
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Liu, ZT., Nartea, GV., & Wu, J. (2018). Patterns and pricing of idiosyncratic volatility in French stock market. Theoretical Economics Letters. 8(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Gan, C., Nartea, GV., & Wu, J. (2017). Predictive ability of low-frequency volatility measures: Evidence from the Hong Kong stock markets. Finance Research Letters. In Press Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S154461231730346X
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Fang, KN., Wu, J., & Nguyen, C. (2015). The Risk-Return Trade-Off in a Liberalized Emerging Stock Market: Evidence from Vietnam. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. 53(4), 746-763
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Kong, D., & Wu, J. (2017). Do extreme returns matter in emerging markets? Evidence from the Chinese stock market. Journal of Banking and Finance. 76, 189-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, J., Kong, D., & Wu, J. (2018). Doing Good Business by Hiring Directors with Foreign Experience. Journal of Business Ethics. 153(3), 859-876
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, CY., Zhang, YY., & Wu, J. (2014). Does housing price fluctuation impact the household income distributions: A perspective from the families' asset structure. Journal of Financial Research (Chinese Version). 414(12), 86-101 Retrieved from http://dspace.xmu.edu.cn/bitstream/handle/2288/98551/%E6%88%BF%E4%BB%B7%E6%B3%A2%E5%8A%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%9C%A8%E6%94%B6%E5%85%A5%E5%88%86%E9%85%8D%E6%95%88%E5%BA%94%E5%90%97%E2%80%94%E2%80%94%E4%B8%80%E4%B8%AA%E5%AE%B6%E5%BA%AD%E8%B5%84%E4%BA%A7%E7%BB%93%E6%9E%84%E7%9A%84%E8%A7%86%E8%A7%92....pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Wu, J., & Liu, HT. (2014). Extreme returns in emerging stock markets: Evidence of a MAX effect in South Korea. Applied Financial Economics. 24(6), 425-435
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., & Wu, J. (2013). Is there a volatility effect in the Hong Kong stock market?. Pacific Basin Finance Journal. 25, 119-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Wu, J., & Liu, Z. (2013). Does idiosyncratic volatility matter in emerging markets? Evidence from China. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 27(1), 137-160
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Wu, J., Hao, Q., & Yao, MYM. (2009). Rankings of academic journals in accounting, finance, and information system: Perception from the college chairpersons. International Journal of Accounting & Information Management. 17(1), 66-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Gan, C., & Wu, J. (2008). Persistence of size and value premia and the robustness of the Fama-French three-factor model in the Hong Kong stock market. Investment Management and Financial Innovations. 5(4), 39-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Wu, J.

Conference

Ge, Y., Wu, J., Zhang, J., & Zou, L.The Role of Chinese Economic Variables on the Australian and New Zealand Equity Returns. . Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Li, M., Atta, MN., Wu, J., & Zou, L.Board reform and the cost of equity: International evidence. . Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Ge, Y., Wu, J., Zhang, J., & Zou, L.(2019). The role of Chinese economic variables on Australian and New Zealand equity returns. Paper presented at the meeting of Accounting and Finance
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Wu, J., Zhang, S., & Zou, L.(2019, July). What Promotes Corporate Investment? Evidence from Australia. .
[Conference]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Wu, J., Zhang, S., & Zou, L.(2019, February). What Promote Investment? Evidence from Australia. .
[Conference]Authored by: Wu, J., Zou, L.
Wu, J., Kong, D., Wu, Y., & Zhang, J.(2018, December). Don't Go Abroad: The Economic Policy Uncertainty and Chinese Firms Overseas Investment. .
[Conference]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, J., Kong, DM., Qin, N., & Wu, J.Be Nice to Stakeholders: The Effect of Economic Policy Uncertainty on Corporate Social Responsibility. . Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Villapol, M., Wu, J., Liu, W., Gutierrez, JA., Chiaraviglio, L., Sathiaseelan, A., . . . Gregory, MA.Connecting the unconnected 10% of New Zealanders by 2025: Is a MahiTahi approach possible?. 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2017. (pp. 1 - 7).
[Conference]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, J., Kong, DM., & Wu, J.Waiting for certainty: Effects of the economic policy uncertainty on firm's CSR investment. . Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Gan, C., Nartea, GV., & Wu, JG.(2018). Predictive ability of low-frequency volatility measures: Evidence from the Hong Kong stock markets. Paper presented at the meeting of Finance Research Letters
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Zhang, J., Kong, DM., & Wu, J.Being good by hiring directors with foreign experiences. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Kong, DM., & Wu, J.Do extreme returns matter in emerging markets? Evidence from the Chinese stock market. . Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Liu, ZT., Wu, J., Hu, J., & Nartea, GV.Patterns and pricing of idiosyncratic volatility: Evidence from the French stock market. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., & Wu, J.Do extreme returns matter in emerging markets? Evidence from the Chinese stock market. . Bali, Indonesia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Wu, J., & Nartea, GV.Do extreme returns matter in emerging markets? Evidence from the Chinese stock market. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., & Wu, J.Is there a volatility puzzle in the Hong Kong stock market. . Nanchang, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Wu, J., & Yao, LJ.Idiosyncratic volatility and cross-sectional returns in the chinese stock market. . Shanghai, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Gan, C., & Wu, J.The volatility effect in the Hong Kong stock market. . Christchurch, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Wu, J., & Liu, HT.Is there a MAX Effect in the Korean Stock Market?. . Langkawi, Malaysia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Gan, C., & Wu, J.The Investigation of the Idiosyncratic Volatility: Evidence from the Hong Kong Stock Market. . Taipei, Taiwan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., & Wu, J.Time Series Behavioral and Pricing of Idiosyncratic Volatility: Evidence from the Chinese Stock Market. . Beijing, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Wu, J., Hao, Q., & Yao, M.Rankings of Academic Journals in Accounting, Finance and Information System: Perception from the College Chairpersons. . Beijing, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Gan, C., & Wu, J.Persistence of Size and Value Premia and the Robustness of the Fama-French Three Factor Model: Evidence from Hong Kong. . Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.
Nartea, GV., Gan, C., & Wu, J.Persistence of Size and Value Premia and the Robustness of the Fama-French Three Factor Model: Evidence from Hong Kong. . Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Wu, J.

Thesis

Wu, J. (2012). Stock volatility and asset pricing in the Hong Kong stock market. (Doctoral Thesis, Lincoln University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Wu, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Currently
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Chinese
    Last used: Currently
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Course Teaching at Massey University

  • Undergraduate Courses
  1. Bank Financial Management (2018, 2019)
  2. Business Finance (2018, 2019)
  3. Finance Fundamentals (2017) 
  4. Financial Modelling (2017) 
  • Postgraduate Courses
  1. Corporate Finance (MPAF, 2019)

 

Past Teaching Experience

  • Postgraduate Courses 
  1. Financial Derivatives (2012)
  2. Financial Markets (2013-2016)
  3. Portfolio Management (2014-2016)
  4. Research Method (2013-2014)
  • Undergraduate Courses
  1. Financial Markets (2016)

 

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hengyu Bai - Doctor of Philosophy
    Do Chinese stock market response to the Chinese culture?
  • Yue Yuan - Doctor of Philosophy
    An exploration of the art market: an empirical inquiry of art as an investment

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