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Dr Ellen Pei-yi Yu

  • Overview



    Dr. Ellen Yu is Senior Lecturer in Finance at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research interests focus on asset management and financial topics relevant to the research fields of environmental, social responsibility and governance (ESG). Her recent publications include papers in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Business Strategy and the Environment, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Investing, and the Journal of Fixed Income.


    • PhD in Finance , University of Birmingham, UK
    • MSocSc in Money, Banking and Finance , University of Birmingham, UK

    Administrative responsibilities

    • Programme Director of BSc Accounting and Management with Finance

    Professional activities

    • Academic activities:
    Presenter  -  37th International Symposium on Money, Banking and Finance. Banque de France, 16-17 June 2021.
    Presenter - International Finance and Banking Society 2019 Angers Conference, ESSCA School of Management-Angers, France, 27th -29th June 2019.  
    Presenter - The Academy of International Business 2019 Annual Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 25th -27th June 2019.

    • Professional activities:
    External examiner for the PhD viva at various UK universities.

    Professional memberships

    • Member of the Impact and Sustainable Finance Consortium 
      Member of Academy of International Business
      Member of the European Finance Association
      Member of the US Western Finance Association
      Member of HEA

  • Research


    Research interests

    • In Ellen's recent research, she concentrates on asset allocation and ESG issues in investments.

    Research Centres and Institutes

    Research clusters and groups

    • accounting and finance group
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Ellen would invite PhD applications in the area of asset management, and any financial topics relevant to the research fields of environmental, social and governance (ESG).


    Current doctoral researchers



    Teaching experience
    Graduate Lecture Courses
    • Portfolio Management
    • Bank Financial Management
    • Financial Risk Management
    Undergraduate Lecture Courses
    • International Financial Management
    • Corporate Finance

    Teaching modules

    • Principles of Investment Management (BUMN072H7)
    • International Financial Management (BUMN111S6)
  • Publications



    Book Section

    • Yu, Pei-yi and Luu, B.V. (2017) Pay dispersion, culture and bank performance. In: Ibeh, Kevin and Tolentino, Paz Estrella and Janne, Odile and Liu, Xiaming (eds.) Growth Frontiers in International Business. The Academy of International Business. Springer. pp. 257-286. ISBN 9783319488509.

    Conference Item

    • Yu, Ellen Pei-yi and Guo, Qian and Luu, B.V. (2018) ESG transparency and firm value. 45rd Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) Conference, Birmingham, 12th -15th April, 2018., 2018, Birmingham, UK
    • Yu, Pei-yi and Luu, V. Pay dispersion, culture and bank performances. 43rd Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) Conference, International Business in a Multi-speed Global Economy, London, UK
  • Business and community

    Business and community



    • Birkbeck Women Vs. the Climate Crisis Symposium round-up organised by the Birkbeck Students’ Union Women’s Network and the SU Environment Society on 6 May 2021.
    • International Conference: Environmental Justice, August 2021, Lassalle-Institute, Switzerland.