I have been a finance faculty at Smith School of Business of Queen's University (Canada) since 2007. I am the founding director of Queen’s Master of Finance–Beijing program (in collaboration with Renmin University of China).


My primary research expertise is in corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, leveraged finance and high-yield bonds, and distressed investing. My research papers have been published in top finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, and featured in prominent media including the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, South China Morning Post, The Globe and Mail, and Business Week.

I was invited to write finance case packages for the Harvard Business School and have published eight so far. These cases cover a wide range of corporate finance topics, including working capital management, short-term financing, capital structure, corporate valuation, payout policy, corporate restructuring, and merger& acquisitions. They have been adopted by many schools internationally. You can find a list of these cases in the "HBS Cases" page.

During my visit at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania from 2015-2018, I taught corporate restructuring and distressed M&As in their undergraduate, MBA, EMBA (both Philadelphia and San Francisco programs), and ExecEd programs.


I was a visiting associate professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School from 2015 to 2016. I worked in commodity derivative trading and financial engineering prior to the academic career.



  • I am serving on the Large Corporations Committee of the Bankruptcy & COVID-19 Working Group with a group of distinguished law and finance professors in the U.S.

    • Our first letter to the U.S. Senate and Congress leaders on proposing hiring more bankruptcy judges (HERE)

    • Our second letter to the U.S. Senate and Congress leaders on the analysis of the number of judges needed (HERE)

    • Our third letter to the U.S. Senate and Congress leaders on whether a government funded lending facility is needed to support the financing of bankrupt firms (I performed most of the empirical analysis) (HERE)

  • The Chinese edition of my joint book with Edward Altman and Edith Hotchkiss will be published this summer (see announcement here)


  • I am organizing the first China Corporate Restructuring International Forum, which will take place in 2021.


Corporate Financial Distress, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy
By Edward Altman, Edie Hotchkiss, and Wei Wang
Wiley, 2019
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Smith School of Business, Queen's University

© 2019 Wei Wang

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