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Victor Song

Assistant Professor, Finance / Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Room: WMC 3329

Phone: 778.782.9089



BA (Calgary), MA (Alberta), PhD (Calgary), Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization (SFU)


Dr. Victor Song is an assistant professor jointly in Finance and Innovation & Entrepreneurship areas in the Beedie School of Business of Simon Fraser University after working for two years as a research associate in the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary where he earned his dual Ph.D. degree in Economics and Finance as a distinguished doctoral graduate.                                                          

His research focuses on Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, and Innovation and his teaching interests include Corporate Finance, International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Managerial Economics. Victor has earned several teaching excellence awards from Simon Fraser University and University of Calgary, respectively, since he was a doctoral student.

He has donated "Victor Song Scholarship in Teaching Excellence" for the Faculty of Graduate Studies at University of Calgary, which honors his commitment to supporting graduate students who demonstrate excellence in teaching and his appreciation for all faculty members, staff and graduate colleagues who helped and supported his study at the University of Calgary.

To pursue his passion for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Victor registered as a student to formally learn the process of transforming invention to innovation under the i2I graduate program in 2018 and was awarded the Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization from Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Capital Structure, Industrial Organization, Applied Game Theory, Innovation

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Wang, J., Li, Q., Lai, C., & Song, V. (2023). Corporate fraud, political connections, and media bias: Evidence from China. Bulletin of Economic Research.

Song, V. Y., Li, Q., & Wang, S. (2023). Product Competition, Political Connections, and the Costs of High Leverage. Journal of Empirical Finance, 74.

Song, V. Y. (2023, April). Here's how the Rogers-Shaw merger could benefit Canadian customers. Conversation.

Song, V., & Xu, L. (2023). Do Monetary Policy Shocks Have Asymmetric Effects on Stock Market? Open Economies Review.

Su, K., & Song, V. (2022). Social trust, corporate governance, and stock price crash risk: Evidence from China. Bulletin of Economic Research, 74(4), 965-994.

Yan, M., Chen, J., Song, V., & Xu, K. (2022). Trade friction and price discovery in the USD–CAD spot and forward markets. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 59.

Lehar, A., Song, V. Y., & Yuan, L. (2020). Industry structure and the strategic provision of trade credit by upstream firms. Review of Financial Studies, 33(10), 4916-4972.

Niu, J., & Song, V. (2019). Bank capital, trading, and profitability. Journal of Applied Finance and Banking, 9(6), 279-284.

Su, K., Wan, R., & Song, V. Y. (2018). Pyramidal structure, risk-taking and firm value: Evidence from Chinese local SOEs. Economics of Transition, 26(3), 401-427.

Beaulieu, E., & Song, V. Y. (2015). What dependency issues? Re-examining assumptions about Canada's reliance on the US export market. SPP Research Papers, 8(3).

books chapters and monographs

Song, V. Y., & Oxoby, R. (2015). Winner's curse. In Altman, M. (Ed.), Real world decision making: An encyclopedia of behavioral of economics. Praeger.

Song, V. Y., & Oxoby, R. (2015). Heterogeneous agents. In Altman, M. (Ed.), Real world decision making: An encyclopedia of behavioral of economics. Praeger.