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Research interests

I joined the Accounting, Finance & Law Division at School of Management as a Senior Lecturer in Finance in October 2017, having previously been a Lecturer in Finance at University of Essex and Aston University. My primary research field is in empirical corporate finance, especially related to dividend policy, corporate liquidity management and capital structure. Current research focuses on (1) how firms manage their liquid assets and how the real effects of financial markets influence corporate decision making and (2) alternative finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs. My work has been published in several international journals, such as Journal of Corporate Finance. I have been an ad-hoc reviewer for several internationally well-established journals and conferences, such as Journal of Corporate Finance, British Accounting Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Financial Management Association European Conference, and INFINITI.

Willing to supervise PhD

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students and am happy to take a look at proposals that fit with my research interests.

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bradford

Accounting & Financial Management, Master of Science, Lancaster University


  • Corporate finance
  • SMEs finance
  • Corporate liquidity
  • Dividend policy
  • Entrepreneurial finance

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Research Output 2015 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

The geography of initial coin offerings

Huang, W., Meoli, M. & Vismara, S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Small Business Economics. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

The Geography of Initial Coin Offerings

Huang, W., Meoli, M. & Vismara, S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Small Business Economics. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

Excess cash, trading continuity, and liquidity risk

Huang, W. & Mazouz, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Corporate Finance. 48, p. 275-291 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Liquidity risk
16 Citations (Scopus)

Motives for corporate cash holdings: the CEO optimism effect

Huang-Meier, W., Lambertides, N. & Steeley, J. M., Oct 2016, In : Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. 47, 3, p. 699-732

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cash holdings
Chief executive officer

Aggregate dividends and consumption smoothing

Huang-Meier, W. & Freeman, M. C., 1 Dec 2015, In : International Review of Financial Analysis. 42, p. 324-335 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consumption smoothing
Dividend smoothing
Labor income
Agency conflict