Known for being fiercely competitive in many facets of her life, Bin Chang, PhD, credits her courage to be the best in getting her to where she is today. An Associate Professor of Finance and Finance Co-ordinator in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Dr. Chang firmly believes that people become stronger through competition, and she encourages healthy competition among her undergraduate and graduate students.
Her own nature drives her research focus on the impact of global competition. At UOIT, she is conducting a first-of-its-kind international study on corporate governance, tracking the data of thousands of firms across 40 countries, for the next 10 years. Her study will investigate how corporate finance affects corporate dividend policies, and how those policies affect a firm’s risk.
Her notable experience spans over 15 years in both industry and academia. In 1998, she began her career as a registered lawyer in China’s Department of Justice, then pursued her Master of Finance degree from China's Wuhan University. In 2001 she was appointed foreign exchange analyst in the Bank of China’s Shenzhen Regional Office, before immigrating to Canada and completing a second Master of Financial Economics at Queen's University. In 2006, Dr. Chang held the position of credit derivatives analyst with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, analyzing credit and market risk from the trading floor. She transitioned to the world of academia in 2007, teaching Business Finance at the University of Toronto while completing her Doctorate in Philosophy in Finance. She joined UOIT's faculty as an assistant professor in 2008.
Her award-winning research has been published in the high-ranking Journal of International Business Studies; the International Journal of Managerial Finance where her paper Canadian Corporate Payout Policy received high honours in 2013; the Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Risk, Journal of Wealth Management; Canadian Investment Review; and Rotman International Journal of Pension Management.
Industry Expertise (6)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Associate Professor of Finance and Finance Co-ordinator, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, UOIT (professional)
Dr. Chang teaches undergraduate courses in Equity Asset Analysis, and Financial Institutions, and previously taught Finance I and Personal Finance. She has received several awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Dr. Chang serves on UOIT’s Pension and Benefits Committee, and Graduate Admissions and Scholarship Committee; and she has been nominated for a UOIT Teaching Award.
UOIT Representative, Toronto Board of Trade (professional)
Serving the Toronto region business community for more than 169 years, the Toronto Region Board of Trade collaborates with business leaders, government, educational institutions, and community builders to enhance the quality of life and global competitiveness of Canada's largest urban centre. Dr. Chang has served on the board's Economic Development Committee.
University of Toronto: PhD, Philosophy in Finance 2008
Queen's University: MA, Financial Economics 2002
Wuhan University: MA, Finance 2001
Wuhan University: BA and LLB, Economics and Law 1998
- Northern Finance Association
- Southern Finance Association
- Toronto Board of Trade
- Toronto Debate Toastmasters Club
Media Appearances (1)
Durham constituents react to Jim Flaherty's resignation as finance minister
Channel 12 CHEX TV Durham tv
Joe Oliver to replace Jim Flaherty as federal finance minister
Event Appearances (4)
Canadian Corporate Payout Policy
Southern Finance Association Conference Charleston, South Carolina
Import Competition and Disappearing Dividends
Northern Finance Association Finance Meeting Niagara, Ontario
Dividends and Corporate Governance
Southern Finance Assoication Annual Meeting Asheville, North Carolina
Target-date Funds: Good News and Bad News
Risk Sharing in Defined Contribution Pension Schemes Conference Exeter, United Kingdom
Research Grants (1)
Does Corporate Governance Impact Cash? International Evidence
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant 2014 $24077
This two-year research project investigates the influence of corporate governance on dividend policy internationally.