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October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Yan (Wendy) Wu

Dr. Wendy Wu

Associate Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2925
Fax: 519.888.1015
Office Location: LH3083
Office Hours: Winter 2017: By appointment only
Academic Background
Ph.D (Simon Fraser University), M. Eng (BUPT), B. Eng (BUPT)

After graduating with a Ph.D from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Yan Wendy Wu joined the Economics Department at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2003. Her main research interest is in financial economics. This includes theoretical and empirical research on corporate governance, financial crises and applied option pricing.

Research Interests:

Financial crises; Corporate governance

Awards and Grants:

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)    Insight  Development Grant, co-investigator, with Hui Helen Huang, “Reforming Executive Compensation: Inside Debt and Information Manipulation,” $59,613, 2012-2014

WLU CMA Center Research Grant, $5000, 2009  

WLU Short Term Research Grant, $3000, 2009

South Western Finance Association Best Paper Award-US, 2007

WLU Short Term Research Grant, $1500, 2007


Stephanie Prejean, Linus Wilson and Yan Wendy Wu “Are the Bailouts of Wall Street Complements or Substitutes?” Forthcoming at Atlantic Economic Journal

Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu . “Executive Options with Inflated Equity Prices.” Forthcoming at International Journal of Managerial Finance

Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu. (2012) “Escaping TARP.” Journal of Financial Stability. Vol. 8, 32-42. Cited by the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel report. The research has been ranked in the SSRN (Social Science Research Network) top ten daily downloads for several days in various topic areas.

Wu, Yan Wendy (2011). “Optimal Executive Compensation: Stock Options or Restricted Stocks.” International Review of Economics & Finance. Vol 20, No.4, 633-644

Jones, Robert A. and Yan Wendy Wu (2010). “Executive Compensation, Earnings Management and Shareholder Litigation.” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Vol 35, No. 1, 1-20. Lead Article.

Wu, Yan Wendy (2010). “Testing the Effects of Capital Structure on Entrepreneurial Effort.Applied Financial Economics. Vol 20, 785-794.

Wilson, Linus and Yan Wendy Wu (2010). “Common (Stock) Sense about Risk-Shifting and Bank Bailouts. Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Vol. 24, 3-29. Lead Article

Wu, Yan Wendy (2009). “The Incentive Effect of Repricing in Employee Stock Options.” Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 8, No. 1, 38-53.

Wu, Yan. and Robert A. Jones (2005). "Valuing Employee Stock Options with Exogenous and Endogenous Early Exercise." Journal of Derivatives Accounting. Vol. 2, No. 1, 53-62.