Professor Hong Liu

Professor Hong Liu

Chair in Finance


Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room 821 MacRobert Building | Business School, University of Aberdeen | Aberdeen, AB24 3QY | Scotland, UK



Frank Hong Liu is a professor of banking and finance at the University of Aberdeen.  He was previously a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow and a research associate at Bangor University. Frank also holds visiting positions at Stern Business School (New York University), Columbia Business School (Columbia University) and Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam). Before joining academic, Frank worked as a foreign exchange trader in Bank of Communications in China for four years. 

Research interests

Frank’s research works have appeared in banking and finance journals including Journal of Corporate FinanceJournal of Banking & FinanceJournal of Financial StabilityJournal of International Money and FinanceEuropean Financial Management, etc. His work has featured in the CLS Blue Sky Blog (Columbia Law School on Corporations and the Capital Markets) and BTB TV-channel, Ukraine, and other media.

Frank is an expert on bank regulation, systemic risk, the impact of banking on the real economy, microfinance and security issuance.  Frank’s recent research focuses on examining how regulation/policy changes may have an unintended consequence on stakeholders. These changes vary from bank regulation, government policy to the financial industries, and even policy change on the second-child in China. Frank is interested to examine how people/firm may react to the consequent behavior of the regulation/policy changes.  

Service and engagement

Frank is currently the School Director of Internationalization at the University of Aberdeen.  He is a member of Scientific Committee of a number of conferences. He actively engages with the financial industries for research collaborations and consultancy.

Frank is a regular speaker at international conferences and industry forums. Recent invitations include Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen, China National Statistics Bureau, Hangzhou Financial Investment Asset Management Co., and Galaxy Asset Management.

Grants and funding

Frank has received a number of grants from various funding bodies, including Fundamental Research Fund for the Central Universities for China, Carnegie Research Incentive Grant, and Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.





Research Interests

Banking, Security Issuance, Microfinance, Corporate Governance


Teaching Responsibilities

FI3503 International Financial Management (Honours)

FI2002 Business Finance (Undergraduate), Qatar Campus

BU5849 Professional Finance (PGT)