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Bang Dang Nguyen

Bang Dang Nguyen

University Lecturer in Finance
Director of the MPhil in Finance Programme

BA (FTU Hanoi), MBA (CFVG Hanoi), MPA (ENA Paris), MA (EHESS Paris), PhD (HEC Paris)

Professional experience

Bang was an intern and working as a Credit and Corporate Banking Analyst at Credit Lyonnais Vietnam in 1996. He was an intern of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in 1997 and 1998 at the Cabinet of the Préfet des Ardennes (Préfectures des Ardennes, Champagne Region, France.) He also gained experience when working for AXA Investment Managers Paris as a graduate summer intern in the Fixed Income Division.

Previous appointments

Before joining Cambridge Judge Business School in September 2010, Bang was an assistant professor of finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from HEC Paris in July 2006 with a PhD degree in finance. From January 2003 to April 2004, Bang was a visiting scholar in the Finance Department at Stern School of Business, New York University.

Awards & scholarships

  • 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
  • Xia Yihong Best Paper Award, "The Value of Independent Directors: Evidence from Sudden Deaths," China International Conference in Finance (organised by MIT Sloan School of Management and Tsinghua University), Guangzhou, China, July 2009
  • Barclays Global Investors' Best Doctoral Paper Award, European Finance Association (EFA) Meetings, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2006
  • French National Foundation for Education in Management (FNEGE) & French Finance Association (AFFI) Best PhD Dissertation Award in France, 2006

Research interests

Corporate finance; empirical finance; corporate governance.

Bang Dang Nguyen is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.

Selected publications

Nguyen, B.D. and Nielsen K.M. (2010) "The value of independent directors: evidence from sudden death." Journal of Financial Economics, 98(3): 550-567 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jfineco.2010.07.004)

Nguyen, B.D. (2011) "Ownership structure and board characteristics as determinants of CEO turnover in French-listed companies." Finance: Journal of the French Finance Association, 32: 53-89

Nguyen, B.D. (2012) "Does the Rolodex matter? Corporate elite's small world and the effectiveness of boards of directors." Management Science, 58(2): 236-252 (DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1110.1457)

Nguyen B.D. and Nielsen, K. (2013) "What death can tell: are top executives paid for their contributions to firm value?" Social Science Research Network Working Papers Series, No.1695366. Rochester, NY: Social Science Electronic Publishing.

Nguyen, B.D. (2013) "Is more news good news? Media coverage of CEOs, firm value, and rent extraction." Social Science Research Network Working Papers Series, No.800746. Rochester, NY: Social Science Electronic Publishing.

Lee, Y.T., Do, Q.A., Nguyen B.D. and Nguyen, K.T. (2013) "Political connections and firm value: evidence from the regression discontinuity design of close gubernatorial elections." Social Science Research Network Working Papers Series, No.2190372. Rochester, NY: Social Science Electronic Publishing.

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Contact details

Bang Dang Nguyen
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 760470
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701