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Dr Winifred Huang-Meier (nee-Shih-Yun Huang)

 

Finance Group

Shih-Yun Huang
 

I am currently a Research Fellow in the Finance and Accounting group.  I joined Aston Business School in September 2010 as a Research Associate to conduct a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  Before coming to Aston, I held the Bradford University School of Management Studentship supporting my research in Finance for my Doctorate.  Prior to that, I completed an MSc in Accounting and Financial Management at Lancaster University following my undergraduate degree in Accounting awarded with Honours from Tamkang University in Taiwan. 

I take a research approach that integrates a number of areas in corporate finance, asset pricing, utility function and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modelling.   My current research focuses on corporate liquid assets (cash holdings) and market microstructure (illiquidity).

Position: Research Fellow 

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3490 Email: w.huang-meier@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS411

  • PhD in Finance, Bradford University School of Management, UK, 2010  [awarded the School Studentship]  Title: Real Investment and Dividend Policy in a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model
  • MSc in Accounting and Financial Management, Lancaster University, UK, 2006
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting, Tamkang University, Taiwan, 2004
  • September 2012 to date: Research Fellow, Finance and Accounting Group, Aston Business School, Aston University
  • September 2010 to August 2012: Research Associate, Finance and Accounting Group, Aston Business School, Aston University [funded by the Leverhulme Trust]
  • 2010 (short term), Research Assistant, Bradford University School of Management, UK
  • 2004-2005, Project Assistant, Tamkang University, Taiwan
I have taught and tutored experience for postgraduate and undergraduate students at Bradford University School of Management in several areas including: Asset Pricing, Derivatives and Risk Management, Advanced Financial Modelling, Financial Management, and Financial Database Session: Thomson Datastream Advance.

At Aston University, I have delivering courses as:
Financial data collection (for postgraduates (BFM116))
Event-study methodologies and analysis (for postgraduates (BFM116)
Financial Economics tutorials (for undergraduates (BF3395)
  • Corporate finance: dividend policy, financing decisions, capital structure, corporate liquidity
  • Behavioural finance: managerial overconfidence
  • Market microstructure: illiquidity
  • General financial markets: asset pricing, utility theory and prospect theory
  • Macroeconomics: real business cycle theory (RBC) and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models (DSGE) 
  • “Aggregate Dividends and Consumption Smoothing” (with M.C. Freeman)
  • “Why Are Aggregate Equity Payouts Pro-cyclical?” (with M.C. Freeman and K. Mazouz)
  • “Cash Hoards and Managerial Overconfidence” (with N. Lambertides and J. M. Steeley)

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research