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Dawei Fang

Assistant Professor

Dawei Fang
Assistant Professor
+46 31 786 1330

Room number: D-510
Postal Address: Box 640, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Economics (More Information)
Box 640
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Dawei Fang

Dawei's main areas of research fall within corporate finance, personnel economics and competition, focusing on developing rational choice models of financing, investment, managerial risk-taking, and incentive systems. Most of his work is related to the effects of managerial contracts and rank-based contest structures on corporate and social value, and to the problem of designing contracts or contests to maximize shareholder or social value. Specifically, he has studied the optimal contract between investors and private equity fund managers, the relation between the rank-based reward structures and managerial risk-taking, the effect of managerial risk-taking on asset markets in mutual fund tournaments, the optimal market structure for innovation and discovery, the financing arrangements for winner-take-all competitions, the effect of contest competitiveness on agent effort incentives, and the optimal contest structure for selection and/or matching. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among others.

Dawei teaches Mathematics to Economics and Finance master students. He also involves in the teaching of Advanced Corporate Finance and Topics in Finance to Finance master students and the supervision of finance master theses.

Before joining the University of Gothenburg, Dawei obtained PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford. He completed his master and bachelor studies in the University of Oxford and Fudan University, respectively.

Research areas

  • Corporate Finance, Personnel Economics, Private Equity, Contests and Tournaments

Teaching areas

  • Corporate Finance, Mathematics, Microeconomics

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Turning Up the Heat: The Discouraging Effect of Competition in Contests
Dawei Fang, T Noe, P Strack
Journal of Political Economy, Journal article 2020
Journal article


Fast and Slow Investments in Asset Markets: Influences on Risk Taking
Tommy Gärling, Dawei Fang, Martin Holmén, Patrik Michaelsen
Behavioral Finance Working Group Conference. London: 6-7 June 2019, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution


Financial risk taking related to individual risk preference, social comparison, and competition
Tommy Gärling, Dawei Fang, Martin Holmen, Patrik Michaelsen
Behavioral Finance Working Group Conference. London: 12-13 June 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Skewing the Odds: Taking Risks for Rank-Based Rewards
Dawei Fang, Thomas Noe
Econometric Society European Meeting, 2014-08-27, Toulouse; Royal Economic Society Conference, 2014-04-09, Manchester; Midwest Economic Association Conference, 2014-03-20, Evanston, Illinois; Erasmus School of Economics, 2014-11-10, Rotterdam, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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