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School of Business and Management

Dr Ni Peng


Lecturer in Finance

Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 8413
Room Number: Room 4.19, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Student drop-in and feedback hours
Tuesday 12:00-14:00 BUSM072 (Semster A)
Tuesday 14:00-16:00 BUS340 (Semster A)

Third Year UG Academic Advisor 

Dr Ni Peng is a 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 mainly in the area of empirical corporate finance (with a particular focus on M&A, and other corporate restructurings), corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance. In particular, her recent research works explore the motives for mergers and acquisitions, and the efficiency of antitrust intervention. Before joining Queen Mary University of London, she has taught or been involved in finance courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including executive training programmes, at the University of Manchester. Ni has over five years of industry experience at one of the largest Chinese financial conglomerates before starting academic career, and she is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).




Undergraduate Teaching:

  • BUS340: Financial Markets and Institutions

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • BUSM072: Financial Markets and Institutions


Research Interests:

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance


Gao, N., Peng, N., Strong, N., 2017. What determines horizontal merger antitrust case selection? Journal of Corporate Finance 46, 51–76.


Working papers:

“Market Power in Horizontal Mergers: Evidence from Wealth Transfer between Merging Firms and Their Customers” (with Ning Gao and Norman Strong), presented at 2016 FMA Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, October 2016), 2016 EFMA Annual Conference (Basel, June 2016), and Paris December 2015 Finance Meeting (Paris, December 2015)


“Product Similarity and the Motives for Related Mergers” (with Ning Gao and Norman Strong), presented at 2017 FMA European Conference (Lisbon, June 2017), and Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference 2017 (London, June 2017)


Current Doctoral Students
First supervisor: 

Rafia Afrin