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Dr Louis Nguyen

Dr Louis Nguyen

BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Banking and Finance

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2799

Teaching 2017-2018

  • MN5424 Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • MN5444 Advanced Corporate Finance

Biography/ Research interests

Louis Nguyen is a Lecturer in Banking and Finance at the University of St Andrews School of Management. He joined St Andrews following the completion of his PhD in 2015. Louis holds a BSc (Hons) in Computing from the National University of Singapore, an MSc (Distinction) in Accounting, Finance and Management from the University of Bristol, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded the David Hume Publication Prize in 2015 for research excellence and the Accenture Gold Medal & Prize in 2011 for being the top student in the BSc Computing (E-Commerce) program.

Louis' research and teaching interests include empirical corporate finance, financial intermediation, and labor economics. He is also pursuing research in the area of behavioral finance. Louis' work has been published in leading journals across disciplines, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance, and the British Journal of Management. His research is featured in the Harvard Business Review, BBC, and VoxEU. Louis also has contributed to handbooks published by Wiley and Springer.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences, such as Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), EUROFIDAI-AFFI and Financial Management Association International (FMA) meetings, as well as meetings organised by central banks, governments, and international organisations including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Dutch Central Bank.

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Selected publications


When do individual bank executives matter for bank performance?
Nguyen, D. D., Hagendorff, J. & Eshraghi, A. 2016 Financial Crisis, Bank Behaviour and Credit Crunch . Springer, p. 125-138 14 p. 9
Research output: ResearchChapter



Study: a CEO’s decision-making is shaped by whether their parents were immigrants
Nguyen, D. D., Hagendorff, J. & Eshraghi, A. 28 Mar 2018 Harvard Business Review
Research output: ResearchArticle

Does corporate culture affect bank risk-taking? Evidence from loan-level data
Nguyen, D. D., Nguyen, H. L. & Sila, V. 14 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Management. p. 1-51 51 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Does a CEO's cultural heritage affect performance under competitive pressure?
Nguyen, D. D., Hagendorff, J. & Eshraghi, A. Jan 2018 In : Review of Financial Studies. 31, 1, p. 97-141 45 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Can bank boards prevent misconduct?
Nguyen, D. D., Hagendorff, J. & Eshraghi, A. 2016 In : Review of Finance. 20, 1, p. 1-36 36 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Which executive characteristics create value in banking? Evidence from appointment announcements
Nguyen, D. D., Hagendorff, J. & Eshraghi, A. 23 Mar 2015 In : Corporate Governance: An International Review. 23, 2, p. 112-128
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle