Associate Professor of Business Bing Yu presented a paper titled “Impact of Women Leaders in Banking on Bank Risk” at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines conference at Dallas, Texas, on April 23, 2016.
Yu co-authored the paper with Professor of Business Mary Jane Lenard, Associate Professor of Economics Anne York, and Texas Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Finance Shengxiong Wu.
The paper examines gender diversity among corporate leadership positions in the banking industry and the impact on bank risk. Findings of the paper support the assertion that not all women have the same risk profile in every situation. As the percentage of women executives increases, bank risk increases. Yet when the percentage of women on the audit committee and corporate governance committee increases, the bank risk decreases.