SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Professor Hong Bo

BA Economics (Lanzhou) MSc Economics (LSE) PhD Economics (Groningen)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications



PhD Students supervised
  • Alina Shoaib, The impact of Chinese infrastructure OFDI on host country economy and domestic firm performance
  • Chih-Wei Chang, The Impact of Audit Quality on the CSR Disclosure and Performance
  • Ghayda Nawres, Analysing IPO's in China's Corporate Bond Market
  • Shuai Shao, Peer-to-peer lending platforms and SME financing in China


  • Firm Investment Decision under Uncertainty
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Capital Market Imperfections
  • China


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China



Jump to: Articles | Book Chapters |

Jiang, Lin and Kling, Gerhard and Bo, Hong and Driver, Ciaran (2017) 'Why do firms adopt stock options and who benefits? A natural experiment in China'. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, (46), pp 124-140.

Bo, Hong and Li, Tao and Sun, Yanmei (2016) 'Board Attributes and Herding in Corporate Investment: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms'. European Journal of Finance, (22) 4-6, pp 432-462.

Bo, Hong and Zhang, Baoshan and Oughton, Christine and Yuan, Xiaoling and Ma, Jun (2016) 'China’s State Energy Investment during 1991-2007: Investment Analysis and Policy Issues'. Regional Studies, (50) 10, pp 1769-1784.

Bo, Hong and Driver, Ciaran and Lin, Hsiang-Chun Michael (2014) 'Corporate Investment during the Financial Crisis: Evidence from China'. International Review of Financial Analysis, (35) 2014, pp 1-12.

Lin, Hsiang-Chun Michael and Bo, Hong (2012) 'State Ownership and Financial Constraints on Investment of Chinese Listed Firms: New Evidence'. European Journal of Finance, (18) 6, pp 497-513.

Bo, Hong and Huang, Zhongnan and Wang, Changyun (2011) 'Understanding Seasoned Equity Offerings Behaviour of Chinese Listed Firms'. Journal of Banking and Finance, (35) 5, pp 1143-1157.

Bo, Hong and Li, Tao and Toolsema, Linda A (2009) 'Corporate Social Responsibility Investment and Social Objectives: An Examination on Social Welfare Investment of Chinese State Owned Enterprises'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, (56) 3, pp 267-295.

Bo, Hong (2007) 'Nonlinear Effects of Debt on Firm Investment: Evidence from Dutch Listed Firms'. European Journal of Finance, (13) 7, pp 669-687.

Bo, Hong and Sterken, Elmer (2007) 'Attitude towards Risk, Uncertainty and Fixed Investment'. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, (18) 1, pp 59-75.

Bo, Hong (2006) 'An Empirical Examination of the Hangover Effect of Irreversibility on Investment'. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, (53) 3, pp 358-376.

Bo, Hong and Jacobs, Jan and Sterken, Elmer (2006) 'A Threshold Uncertainty Investment Model for the Netherlands'. Applied Financial Economics, (16) 9, pp 665-673.

Bo, Hong (2005) 'Is the Investment-Uncertainty Relationship Nonlinear? An Empirical Analysis for the Netherlands'. Economica, (72) 286, pp 307-331.

Bo, Hong and Lensink, Robert and Sterken, Elmer (2003) 'Uncertainty and Financial Constraints'. European Finance Review, (7) 2, pp 297-321.

Bo, Hong (2002) 'Idiosyncratic Uncertainty and Firm Investment'. Australian Economic Papers, (41) 1, pp 1-14.

Bo, Hong and Sterken, E. (2002) 'Volatility of the Interest Rate, Debt and Firm Investment: Dutch Evidence'. Journal of Corporate Finance, (8) 2, pp 179-193.

Book Chapters

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Bo, Hong and Xu, Boying (2015) 'Accounting Performance Inflated by Private Equity before IPOs: Evidence from Chinese Firms'. In: Cumming, Douglas and Firth, Michael and Hou, Wenxuan and Lee, Edward, (eds.), Sustainable Entrepreneurship in China: Ethics, Corporate Governance, and Institutional Reforms. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 127-157.

Bo, Hong and Driver, Ciaran (2012) 'Agency Theory, Corporate Governance, and Finance'. In: Dietrich, M. and Krafft, J., (eds.), Handbook on the Economics and Theory of the Firm. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


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