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I am a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management and also Department Admissions Tutor. I have previously taught at Henley Business School, University of Reading.


I joined the Faculty of Business and Law in January 2020. Prior to this I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Henley Business School, University of Reading, where I taught on a number of different modules.

I hold a Master’s degree in Economics (School of Economics, University of Surrey) and a Ph.D. degree in Accounting and Financial Management (Henley Business School, University of Reading).

Research Interests

My current research centres on Applied Microeconomics. In particular, the research agenda revolves around the role of financial intermediary and its relation with SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises). My research interests lie in the areas of small business finance, earnings quality, financial stability and empirical banking.

Below are 2 examples of my published papers:

  1. Bank competition, concentration and EU SME cost of debt, June 2020 International Review of Financial Analysis, DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101534
  2. Bank market power and SME finance: Firm-bank evidence from European countries, December 2019 Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money 64:101162, DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2019.101162

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach and coordinate the Introduction to Finance for Accountants module. I have previously taught the following modules: Financial Management; Advanced Study Skills; Financial Reporting: Analysis And Decision Making.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research interests and I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me at xing.huang@port.ac.uk or on +44 (0)23 9284 4792.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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