Dr Bing Xu

Associate Professor in Finance

Dr Xu’s research focuses on banking and investment analytics by modelling the impact of uncertainty on banks’/firms’ performance, their lending/investment and risk-taking behaviours. She is also passionate on scrutinizing the causes of sustainable finance gap, and the consequences of climate-related risks on firms’ performances and access to finance. Another strand of Bing’s research is around the design of multidimensional frameworks (e.g., DEA, multi-criteria decision-making analysis-based approaches) to evaluate energy strategies and prediction models. She also has works around modelling/forecasting oil prices and studying the dynamic impact of oil price shocks on the economy. 

Dr Xu has worked on 10+ external multidisciplinary funded energy projects and worked with a diverse team of academic and industrial partners. Currently, Bing is working on several UKRI funded projects around performance analytics, stakeholder engagement, policy, social dynamics, and sustainable finance:

  1. HWU-PI, “E-bio-fuels (SGBH FF Feb2019 1)” EPSRC, Supergen Bioenergy Hub and the Department of Transport; WP2 leader: Performance evaluation and engagement.
  2. HWU-PI, “GREEN ICEs” (EP/T022701/1) EPSRC; WP5.3 leader: Market Analysis and Techno-economic Evaluation.
  3. HWU-PI, “Fast-track vaccine cold-chain assessment and design for Mass Scale COVID-19 Vaccination in Bangladesh” (EP/V028332/1) GCRF; WP3 leader: Sustainable Financing.
  4. HWU-PI, “UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy” (EP/V011863/1) EPSRC. Theme 3 leader: Policy, Society and Finance.

Areas of interest

Banking; Finance; Investment; Sustainable Finance; Energy Economics; MCDA; DEA; performance evaluation; stakeholder engagement; social dynamics; low carbon fuels; circular economy.

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Energy Economics
  • MCDA
  • DEA
  • performance evaluation
  • stakeholder engagement
  • social dynamics
  • low carbon fuels
  • circular economy.

Qualifications

2001 – 2005 MA (1st Class Honours) Business Studies and Accounting, University of Edinburgh, UK

2005 – 2009 PhD in Management, University of Edinburgh, UK

Background

EXTERNAL ROLES

  • University of Stirling BA(Hons) Economics External Examiner, Sep 2019 – Aug 2023.
  • Chinese Economics Associations (CEA), Board of Director, Dec 2020 – Present.
  • CEA, Energy Economics Working Group Chair, Jun 2019- present.
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Board of Director, Jun 2019 – Jun 2021.

Key publications

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Projects/Research showcase

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Awards

HWU-PI, “GREEN ICEs” (EP/T022701/1) EPSRC; WP5.3 leader: Market Analysis and Techno-economic Evaluation. 

HWU-PI, “Fast-track vaccine cold-chain assessment and design for Mass Scale COVID-19 Vaccination in Bangladesh” (EP/V028332/1) GCRF; WP3 leader: Sustainable Financing.

HWU-PI, “UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy” (EP/V011863/1) EPSRC. Theme 3 leader: Policy, Society and Finance.