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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)

Research interests

Corporate finance; empirical finance; corporate governance.

Subject group: Finance & Accounting

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 & honours

  • 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

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Bang Dang Nguyen's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Nguyen B.D. and Nielsen, K. (2014) "What death can tell: are top executives paid for their contributions to firm value?" Management Science (available online via the SSRN) (forthcoming)

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.

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. (2011) "Ownership structure and board characteristics as determinants of CEO turnover in French-listed companies." Finance, 32(2): 53-89

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)

Journal articles

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, 32(2): 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. (2013) "It's not what you know, it's who you know: CEO-director social connections and the effectiveness of boards of directors." Strategic Direction, 29(3): 3-4 (DOI: 10.1108/02580541311304553)

Nguyen B.D. and Nielsen, K. (2014) "What death can tell: are top executives paid for their contributions to firm value?" Management Science (available online via the SSRN) (forthcoming)

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Boubaker, S., Nguyen, B.D. and Nguyen, D.K. (eds.) (2012) Corporate governance: recent developments and new trends. Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Working papers

Nguyen B.D., Do, Q.A., Lee, Y.T.  and Nguyen, K.-T. (2012) "Out of sight, out of mind: the value of political connections in social networks." Social Science Research Network Working Papers Series, No.1884820. Rochester, NY: Social Science Electronic Publishing.

Nguyen, B.D. and Nielsen K.M. (2013) "When blockholders leave feet first: do ownership and control affect firm value?" Social Science Research Network Working Papers Series, No.2285453. 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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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

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‘Shareholder Spring’ failed to make waves

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‘Shareholder Spring’ failed to make waves

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Does the Rolodex matter?

Can membership of the same social networks as directors offer protection for a poorly performing CEO? And what is the impact on …

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Does the Rolodex matter?

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Good CEOs are underpaid!

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Management Today: Study: even dead CEOs get paid too much

A five-year study has concluded that 42% of top bosses are in fact overpaid, by examining what happens when one suddenly dies. …

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Financial Times: Market reaction to a CEO’s death can reveal attitudes to pay

Share price reaction to the sudden death of a senior executive can show whether bosses are paid too much, according to research …

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The Harvard Law School: Do ownership and control affect firm value?

In their paper Dr Bang Dang Nguyen,  University Lecturer in finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and Kasper Meisner Nielsen of the Department of Finance …

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The Independent: Boards braced for more trouble from investors

City investors are gearing up for the 2013 annual meeting season with Prudential and National Express likely to be in the line …

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The Sunday Times: Why my directors are a lot like me

Personal connections are powerful things. Chief executives who have social links to the non-executive directors on their boards are much less likely …

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The Times of India: Does the Rolodex matter

New research by Dr Bang Dang Nguyen of Cambridge Judge Business School, entitled, ‘Does the Rolodex matter’ summarises an investigation into how …

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Cambridge News: Old pals could be bad for business, says Cambridge Judge Business School

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TIME Magazine: The John Lewis economy: why is Downing Street looking to Britain’s most beloved department store?

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Contact details

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

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

b.nguyen@jbs.cam.ac.uk