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Wei-Ling Song
J.P. Morgan Chase/Chuck McCoy Distinguished Professor in Finance #2

Department of Finance - Associate Professor
2921 Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6258
Fax: 225-578-6366
Email: wsong@lsu.edu




Biographical Summary
Wei-Ling Song has been a member of the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University since 2005 and a research fellow of Wharton Financial Institutions Center since 2003. Professor Song's research focuses on how information asymmetry shapes the behavior of players in the financial markets and the roles of these participants in the financial systems. She is interested in the empirical testing of self-selection, signaling, and moral hazard - the games that agents play in the area of finance. Her work on underwriting syndicate formation won the 2002 FMA Competitive Paper Awards in the area of Financial Institutions. She has published articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Corporate Finance. Professor Song taught at Drexel University from 1999 to 2005. Her teaching responsibility includes Fundamentals of Financial Analysis, Risk Management, and Financial Institutions and Markets in the MBA Program. She also taught Seminar in Finance, Introduction to Finance, and Financial Management at the undergraduate level. Professor Song has a B.A. in Agricultural Chemistry from National Taiwan University, an M.S. in Food Science, specializing in sensory evaluation and wine, from the University of California, Davis, an MBA in Finance, and an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University. Prior to attending graduate schools in U.S., Professor Song worked as a TV program hostess and executive producer in Taiwan.
Education
Ph D Finance, Michigan State University
MA Ecomonics, Michigan State University
MBA Finance, Michigan State University
MS Food Science, University of California, Davis
BS Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University
Courses Taught
FIN 3636 - Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 3715 - Business Finance
FIN 3716 - Financial Management
FIN 3826 - Investments
FIN 3930 - Undergraduate Internship in Finance
FIN 7633 - Financial Markets
FIN 7650 - Seminar in Financial Markets and Intermediaries
FIN 7750 - Seminar in Corporate Finance
FIN 7826 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Theory
FIN 7930 - Graduate Internship in Finance
FIN 7950 - Seminar in Research
FIN 9000 - Dissertation Research
Awards
Best Paper, Midwest Finance Association, 2015
Research Excellence Award, E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, 2012
Best paper, 2009 NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance, and Accounting, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009
Interests
Teaching Interest: Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments
Research Interest: Financial Intermediation and Institutions, Corporate Finance and Governance
Selected Research Publications

Breaking Down the Barriers: Competition, Syndicate Structure, and Underwriting Incentives. Song, W., and Shivdasani, A. (2011). Journal of Financial Economics, 99, 581-600.

Competition and Coalition among Underwriters: The Decision to Join a Syndicate. Song, W. (2004). Journal of Finance, 59, 2421-2444.

Does Coordinated Institutional Investor Activism Reverse the Fortune of Underperforming Firms?'. Song, W., and Szewczyk, S. (2003). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 38, 317-336.

Employed by LSU since:
August 15, 2005
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