Yen Teik Lee

Assistant Professor of Finance Asia School of Business

Area of Expertise:

Corporate Finance, Corporate Innovation, Financial Innovation

Yen Teik Lee is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Asia School of Business. His areas of research are corporate finance, corporate innovation, and financial innovation. Before joining ASB, he was a Senior Lecturer at Curtin Singapore, an Assistant Professor of Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and a visiting scholar at both New York University Stern School of Business and Cambridge Judge Business School. He is the recipient of the Society of Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade Best Paper in Corporate Finance Award 2013 and SUFE Excellent Teachers Award 2015. His works have been featured on The Economist (blog), The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, and BBC World Service and published in the Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Fixed Income. Yen Teik received his Ph.D. in Business (Finance) from Singapore Management University.

  1. “Governance and Post-Repurchase Performance,” with Jeremy Goh, Gary Caton, and Scott Linn, Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol 39, 155-173, 2016
  2. “Are Bond Ratings Informative? Evidence from Regulatory Regime Changes,” with Louis Ederington, Jeremy Goh, and Lisa Yang, Journal of Fixed Income, Forthcoming
  1. Co-PI, Research Grant of RMB 800,000 on the project “Risk Management and Corporate Governance,” Young Scholar Pioneer Group Initiative, SUFE, Shanghai, China, 2014
  2. Collaborator, Research Grant of SGD 26,120 on the project “Politicians and Directors in Social Networks: RDD Evidence from Close Elections,” Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, SMU, Singapore, 2011
  1. “Diversity Cascades: How Boards Influence Invention Quality,” with Guoli Chen, Paul Hsu, and Daniel Mack
  2. “Decrypting Coin Winners: Disclosure Quality, Governance Mechanism and Team Networks,” with Xin Deng and Zhengting Zhong
  3. “Dancing with Shackles On: Compensation Recovery and Corporate Investment,” with Xin Deng and Zheng Qiao
  4. “Anti-Corruption and Corporate Investment in China: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment,” with Alberto Batinti and Bingyong Zheng
  5. “Directors as Connectors: The Impact of the External Networks of Directors on Firms,” with Quoc-Anh Do and Bang Dang Nguyen
  6. “Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from the Regression Discontinuity Design of Close Gubernatorial Elections,” with Quoc-Anh Do and Bang Dang Nguyen
  7. “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Value of Political Connections in Social Networks,” with Quoc-Anh Do, Bang Dang Nguyen, and Kieu-Trang Nguyen
  1. 2018: Asia School of Business (Kuala Lumpur), AIEA-NBER (Kuala Lumpur)
  2. 2017: Asian FA Conference (Seoul)
  3. 2016: Curtin Singapore (Singapore), SUFE Finance Conference (Shanghai)
  4. 2015: SUSS (Singapore)
  5. 2014: SUFE Brown Bag (Shanghai), Econometric Society Asia (Taipei), SMU Finance Summer Research Camp (Singapore), 4th Conference on Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions (Shanghai)
  6. 2013: Exeter University (Exeter), EFA (Cambridge), CICF (Shanghai), SMU-SUFE Finance, Summer Research Camp (Shanghai)
  7. 2012: NYU PhD Seminar (New York), University of Cambridge PhD Seminar (Cambridge), SMU-SKBI Brown Bags (Singapore), FMA Doctoral Consortium (Atlanta), FMA Special Ph.D. Paper Session (Atlanta), CICF (Chongqing), APEA (Singapore), SMU-ESSEC Symposium (Singapore)
  8. 2011: Chulalongkorn Accounting and Finance Symposium (Bangkok), Asian FA (Macau), FMA Asia (Queensland), SMU- ESSEC Symposium (Singapore), Econometric Society Asia (Seoul)
  1. “Into The Black Box: Experience Sharing on Research Platforms”, International Top-level Economic and Financial Data Applications Seminar, SUFE, Shanghai, China, 2015
  2. “Social Networks in Corporate Finance”, Finance Summer Term, SUFE, Shanghai, China, 2015
  1. First Prize, Junior Faculty Teaching Competition, SUFE, Shanghai, China, 2015
  2. Best Corporate Finance Paper Award, “Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Design of Close Gubernatorial Elections”, Society of Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade, Florida, USA, 2013
  3. Graduate Scholarship (Ph.D. Program), Ministry of Education, Singapore,  2009 – 2013
  4. Graduate Scholarship (M.Sc. Program), Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2006-2007
  5. ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2001-2004
  6. ASEAN Pre-University Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Singapore, 1999-2000