Dr Guoxiang Song BA, MSc, MPhil, PhD Finance, PhD Economics

Senior Lecturer

Dr Guoxiang Song is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, Banking and Financial Services. Before joining the University of Greenwich in June 2010, he was a Teaching Associate in Finance at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and he obtained a PhD in Finance from University of Cambridge.

Dr Song obtained a PhD in Economics from Beijing University in 1999 and he worked 12 years for China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and China Galaxy Securities Company.

Dr Song has been invited to give talks in London on statistical methods, bank mergers, financial crisis and financial reforms. He mainly delivered these talks to different Chinese delegations, including the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the Finance Bureau of Beijing, China Construction Bank and China Huarong Asset Management Corporation.

Responsibilities within the university

Dr Song is the Programme Leader for MSc Finance and Investment.

Dr Song is the Module Leader for

  • Investment management
  • Financial markets, Institutions and Instruments
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Management

Dr Song is also currently teaching on the following modules:

  • Banking: principles, practice and regulation
  • Principles of Finance
  • Research Methods for Financial Analysis

At postgraduate level, Dr Song is a personal tutor for master students and he also supervises MSc and PhD dissertations.


  • Cambridge Overseas Scholarship awarded by Cambridge Overseas Trust and Overseas Research Studentship
  • Awards Scheme at University of Cambridge, October 2006-September 2009
  • Hutchison Whampoa Chevening Cambridge Scholarship, 2004-05


  • Referee for the Journal of Applied Accounting Research
  • PG Certificate in Higher Education

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr Song's current research interests include:

  • Corporate Finance, Takeover, Financial Reporting and Governance;
  • Accounting, Regulation, Governance and Risk Management in Global Banking and other Financial Sectors;
  • International Finance and Financial Management, MNCs and Economic Globalization;
  • The Chinese Financial Institutions, Capital Market, Monetary Policy and Economic Development

Recent publications


Song, Guoxiang and , (2022), Evaluating large bank risk using stock market measures in the Basel III period. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 34 (1) . pp. 21-32 ISSN: 1044-8136 (Print), 1097-0053 (Online) (doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/jcaf.22579) NB Item availability restricted.

Song, Guoxiang and , (2021), Large US bank takeovers in 2008: performance and implications. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Journal of Capital Markets Studies, 6 (1) . pp. 33-47 2514-4774 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JCMS-06-2021-0021).

Song, Guoxiang and , (2020), The drivers of the great bull stock market of 2015 in China: evidence and policy implications. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 18 (2) . pp. 161-181 ISSN: 1476-5284 (Print), 1476-5292 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14765284.2020.1796409).

Song, Guoxiang and , (2020), The role of fair-value accounting in the global financial crisis: Evidence from U.S. global systemically important banks.. College Press. In: , , , . College Press, Journal of Banking, Finance & Sustainable Development. 84-103, 1: 5 (1) . pp. 84-103 ISSN: 2634-7695 (Print), 2634-7687 (Online) (doi: http://www.collegepress.org.uk/jbfsd/).

Book section

Song, Guoxiang and , Meeks, Geoff (2020), The financial performance of acquired companies in the Chinese stock market 1. Routledge / Taylor & Francis. In: , , In: Amir Amel-Zadeh, Geoff Meeks (eds.), Accounting for M&A: Uses and Abuses of Accounting in Monitoring and Promoting Merger. Routledge / Taylor & Francis, London (1st) . pp. 252-283 . ISBN: 9780367344832 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429326103-16).

Working paper

Stojanovic, Aleksandar and , Song, Guoxiang (2017), The pro-cyclical effects of accounting rules on Basel III liquidity regulation. SSRN. In: , , , . SSRN, (doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2175689) NB Item availability restricted.