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Lei Wedge

Lei Wedge

Associate Professor
lwedge@usf.edu
Room: BSN 3126
Phone: (813) 974-6351
Fax: (813) 974-3084
Vita

Lei Wedge is an associate professor in the Muma College of Business' Finance Department who who teaches corporate finance courses at undergraduate and MBA levels.

Her research focus is corporate governance and investments, with a concentration on the mutual fund industry. Wedge's work has been cited in popular mainstream publications including The Wall Street Journal and Smart Money, as well as being published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Wedge earned her PhD in finance from Georgia Institute of Technology, a master's degree in finance and international commerce from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's degree in English and finance from Nanjing University in China. Wedge was granted the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation in 2006.

Teaching

  • FIN 4414 - Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 6416 - Advanced Financial Management

Research

  • "Market Efficiency and the Value of Previously Distressed Sales," forthcoming, with Jessica Rutherford, Ronald Rutherford and Elizabeth Strom, Real Estate Economics.
  • "Finite Horizon Consumption and Portfolio decisions with Stochastic Hyperbolic Discounting," (2014), with Shou Chen, Richard Fu and Ziran Zou, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Volume 52, 70-80.
  • "Participation Costs in Higher Education Optional Retirement Plans," (2012), with Daniel Bradley, Journal of Investment Management, Vol 10, Issue 3.
  • "Managerial Ownership and the Disposition Effect," (2011), with Richard Fu, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 35, Issue 9, 2407-2417.
  • "Board Structure and Mutual Fund Manager Turnover," (2011), with Richard Fu, Financial Review, Vol. 46, Issue 4, 2011, 621-641.