Dr Fangming Xu

Dr Fangming Xu

Dr Fangming Xu
Senior Lecturer in Finance

1.19, 15-19 Tyndalls Park Road,
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 39 41503

Department of Accounting and Finance

Personal profile

Fangming Xu is a Senior Lecturer in Finance. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Cass Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of Durham. His primary research interests include empirical corporate finance and asset pricing with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and financial market risks.


Fangming's research interests include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.


  • Programme Director of MSc Finance and Investment
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (EFIMM0029)

Fields of interest

Empirical Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Markets

Latest publications

  1. Cai, W, Xu, F & Zeng, C, 2017, ‘Does political pressure matter in bank lending? Evidence from China’. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, vol 26., pp. 249-277
  2. Cai, W, Xu, F & Zeng, C, 2016, ‘Geographical Diversification and Bank Performance: Evidence from China’. Economics Letters, vol 147., pp. 96-98
  3. Phalippou, L, Xu, F & Zhao, H, 2015, ‘Acquiring Acquirers’. Review of Finance, vol 19., pp. 1489-1541
  4. Cai, W, Xu, F & Zeng, C, 2015, ‘Why do Chinese local governments transfer their rights of control over SOEs to the central government?’. Applied Economics Letters, vol 22., pp. 1252-1256
  5. Xu, F & Zhao, H, 2013, ‘Three-way Takeovers’. Journal of Financial Research, vol 36., pp. 67-90

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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