Dr Boya Wang

Boya Wang

Research Fellow and Quantitative Lead

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Boya Wang is a Research Fellow at Saïd Business School, and Quantitative Lead for the Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd.

Heading the quantitative team, he is leading a series of econometric analyses to assess the impact on our sample firms’ ESG performance of their ownership characteristics, measuring our existing dataset against more ownership variables pertaining to governments, institutional shareholders, management and employees. In this way, our research will provide more empirical assessment of the interactions among different stakeholders, and how such interactions influence the firms’ ESG performance and income inequality at a societal level.

Prior to the Ford Foundation-funded Ownership Project, Boya was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research in Cambridge Judge Business School. Under the ESRC-funded Rising Power Project, he focused on how legal protection of shareholders, creditors and workers’ rights influences economic outcomes at firm level, including firm value and productivity. His other research projects included 'Maximising Innovation in the Supply Chain beyond Procurement & Contract Execution' (funded by Innovate UK) and 'Informal Finance in China: Risks, Potential and Transformation' (funded by ESRC and the Natural Science Foundation of China). Boya’s research often employs mixed-method methodologies where econometric analysis of time series and panel data are complemented by fieldwork-based, semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, financial market regulators, and central policymakers.

He received his doctorate in Business Economics from Durham University (Castle College) and remains a Research Associate of Cambridge’s Centre for Business Research.