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After graduating with a PhD from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Yan Wendy Wu joined the Economics department at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2003. Her main research interest is in financial economics. This includes theoretical and empirical research on corporate governance, financial crises and applied option pricing.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Engagement Grant, Principal investigator, with Jeremy M. Kronick, "Shadow Banking and Canada's Monetary Policy," $24,988, 2019-2020.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, co-investigator, with Hui Helen Huang, “Reforming Executive Compensation: Inside Debt and Information Manipulation,” $59,613, 2012-2014.
South Western Finance Association Best Paper Award – U.S., 2007.
Liu, Chen and Yan Wendy Wu (2022), "CEO Compensation and Bank Loan Contracts," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 86, 420-436
Chan, Wing Hong, Minh Le, and Yan Wendy Wu (2019), "Holding Bitcoin Longer: The Dynamic Hedging Abilities of Bitcoin," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 71, 107-113
Chan, Wing Hong, Bryce Shelton, and Yan Wendy Wu (2018), "Volatility Spillovers Arising from the Financialization of Commodities," Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, 72.
Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu (2018), "Overpaid CEOs Got FDIC Debt Guarantees," North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 45, 101-115
Jones, Robert A. and Yan Wendy Wu (2015), “Credit Exposure and Valuation of Revolving Credit Lines,” Journal of Derivatives, Vol. 22, No. 4, 37-53
Linus Wilson, Stephanie Prejean and Yan Wendy Wu (2014), “Are the Bailouts of Wall Street Complements or Substitutes?” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, 21-38.
Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu (2014), “Executive Options with Inflated Equity Prices,” International Journal of Managerial Finance, Vol. 10, No. 3, 266-292.
Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu (2012), “Escaping TARP,” Journal of Financial Stability, Vol. 8, No. 1, 32-42.
Wu, Yan Wendy (2011), “Optimal Executive Compensation: Stock Options or Restricted Stocks,” International Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 20, No.4, 633-644.
Jones, Robert A. and Yan Wendy Wu (2010), “Executive Compensation, Earnings Management and Shareholder Litigation,” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1-20. Lead Article.
Wu, Yan Wendy (2010), “Testing the Effects of Capital Structure on Entrepreneurial Effort,” Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 20, 785-794.
Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu (2010), “Common (Stock) Sense about Risk-Shifting and Bank Bailouts,” Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Vol. 24, 3-29. Lead Article.
Wu, Yan Wendy (2009), “The Incentive Effect of Repricing in Employee Stock Options,” Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 8, No. 1, 38-53. Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at the South Western Finance Association conference in 2007.
Wu, Yan and Robert A. Jones (2005), "Valuing Employee Stock Options with Exogenous and Endogenous Early Exercise," Journal of Derivatives Accounting, Vol. 2, No. 1, 53-62.