Lianfeng Quan

Dr Lianfeng Quan BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

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Dr Lianfeng Quan

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Dr Lianfeng Quan has a diverse background including economics, management, banking and finance. Lianfeng holds a PhD in banking and an MBA in Banking and Finance from Bangor University, UK and an MSc in Management Engineering from Shanghai University, China. In addition, he holds a BSc in Technical Economy from Harbin Engineering University, China. He also passed Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. Lianfeng received an Overseas Research Students Award (ORS) during his PhD studies.

Before Lianfeng moved to University of Greenwich, he was the programme leader for MBA Banking and Finance in University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. He also has five years' banking treasury work experience. Dr Quan is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Course leader for Financial Markets and Risk
  • Financial Management teaching, MSc
  • Financial Markets and Risk teaching, MSc
  • Accounting for Performance and Control teaching, MSc
  • Managing Business Finance teaching, BSc
  • MPhil/PhD supervision
    Xin Wen: An empirical comparison of fine art market and conventional financial market performance in the UK, the U.S. and China
  • Internal PhD examiner
    Elmina Homapour (2016): Macroeconomic Conditions and Capital Structure: Evidence from Publicly Listed Companies in the UK.
    Amir Ahmad Keshavarz (2016):  Modelling Credit Risk for SMEs Interdependence with Regulatory Environment for Business and the Impact of Transition Economies.


  • Overseas Research Student (ORS) Awards, British Council, 2005-2007.
  • PhD Student Grant, Bangor University, 2005-2007.


  • Editorial member, Journal of Economics and Public Finance
  • Reviewer, Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds
  • External examiner, London South Bank University
  • External examiner, UG programmes in Finance, Banking and Business Analytics, Anglia Ruskin University

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Funds transfer pricing and performance measurement
  • Financial markets and risk management
  • Bank performance management and control

Recent publications

Chen, Y.-H. and Quan, L. (2013), "Rational Speculative Bubbles in the Asian Stock Markets: Tests on Deterministic Explosive Bubbles and Stochastic Explosive Root Bubbles", Journal of Asset Management, 14-3, pp195-208.

Chen, Y.-H., Quan, L. and Liu, Y. (2013) "An Empirical Investigation on the Temporal Properties of China's GDP", China Economic Review, Volume 27, pp69-81.

Working Papers
Quan, L. and Chen, Y.-H (WIP), "A Funds Transfer Pricing Model Measuring Risk Adjusted Bank Performance"

Chen, Y.-H and Quan, L. (WIP), "Relationship between Trading Volume and Stock Market Volatility: Evidence based on Information Flow Interpretation"