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School of Business and Management

Dr Ni Peng


Senior Lecturer in Finance

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8413
Room Number: Room 2.06a, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: (Semester A): Monday 11.00-13.00 (BUSM030), Tuesday 10:00-11:00&13.00-14.00 (BUS340)




Dr Ni Peng is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Queen Mary, University of London. She holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance, together with an MBA from the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School). Her research interests are in corporate finance (mergers and acquisitions), innovation, environmental/social/governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable and responsible finance, and corporate governance (executive compensation). Her research has been published in several journals including Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Review of Financial Analysis. Ni has over five years of industry experience at one of the largest Chinese financial conglomerates before starting academic career.



  • BUS340: Financial Markets and Institutions


  • BUSM030: Corporate Finance for Managers

Ni is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research Interests:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Innovation
  • Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable and Responsible Finance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Supply Chain and Finance

Centre and Group Membership:


Journal articles

  • “Investor Attention and Market Reactions to Early Announcements in Mergers and Acquisitions” (with Gulnur Muradoglu, Huai Qin, and Chunling Xia), International Review of Financial Analysis 91 (ABS3), 2024, 102993.
  • “Acquisitions and Technology Value Revision” (with Xiangshang Cai, Amedeo De Cesari, and Ning Gao), Management Science (ABS4*/FT50), 2023.
  • “Distributive Inefficiency in Horizontal Mergers: Evidence from Wealth Transfers between Merging Firms and Their Customers” (with Ning Gao and Yi Zhang), International Review of Financial Analysis 78 (ABS3), 2021.
  • “The Wealth Effect of Corporate Water Actions: How Past Corporate Responsibility and Irresponsibility Influence Stock Market Reactions” (with Rafia Afrin and Frances Bowen), Journal of Business Ethics 180 (ABS3/FT50), 2021, 105−124.
  • “What Determines Horizontal Merger antitrust Case Selection?” (with Ning Gao and Norman Strong), Journal of Corporate Finance 46 (ABS4), 2017, 51−76.


Current Doctoral Students:

  • Jeffery Essuantsi Bondzie, ‘Corporate Restructuring and Crisis', with Gulnur Muradoglu
  • Hussein Bataineh, ‘Corporate Governance and Pension Strategies', with Zezeng Li


PhD Supervision Completions:

  • Rafia Afrin'Relationship between Corporate Water Actions and Firm Value – A Cognitive Approach to Shareholders’ Reactions', Awarded 2021 (with Frances Bowen), Initial placement: University of Essex
  • Xianmin Liu, 'Factors Explaining Cross-border M&As in China: The Role of CSR, Green Innovation, and Political Connections' Awarded 2023 (with Gulnur Muradoglu), Initial placement: University of Huddersfield 
  • Huai Qin, ‘Investor Attention, Managerial Incentives, and M&As' Awarded 2023 (with Gulnur Muradoglu and Chunling Xia), Initial placement: Asset Management Industry 
  • Xi Wen, 'Supply Chain Contagion and Corporate Financial Decisions' Visiting PhD from Hunan University, China (2023-2024)

Ni is happy to consider PhD candidates in corporate finance, and sustainable and responsible finance.

Public Engagement

  • Member of the Financial Management Association
  • Member of the European Financial Management Association
  • Member of the European Finance Association

Dr Ni Peng’s research papers have been presented at major international finance conferences including American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), European Financial Management Association (EFMA), and etc. She has been invited as the referee for internationally excellent finance and accounting journals, including European Journal of Finance, British Accounting Review, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Financial Research, and etc.

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