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 Pengfei Gao

Pengfei Gao

Research student,


Pengfei Gao is a PhD candidate at Cardiff Business School in the Accounting and Finance (A&F) section, also a postgraduate student of the Cardiff Corporate Governance Research Group (CCGRG) and Centre for China Business Research (CCBR). He holds MSc in Accounting and Finance and MSc in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University.

His research interests are mainly in corporate disclosure, in particular the non-financial information. He is strongly interested in textual analysis. As a lego fanatic, he hopes to incorporate lego's innovative spirit into his research.


Research interests

  • Corporate Governance (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability)

  • Mandatory and voluntary disclosures

  • Textual Analysis in Accounting and Finance


  • BST153 Research Methods (Tutorial) (MSc Accounting and Finance) (2019/20, 2020/21)

  • BS1501 Applied Stats and Maths in ECON and Business (Tutorial) (Undergraduate, year1) (2020/21)

  • BST950 Accounting and Finance in Context (Workshop) (MSc Accounting and Finance) (2021/22)

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)


Market Reaction to Corporate disclosures


Arman Eshraghi

Professor Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation

Izidin El Kalak

Dr Izidin El Kalak

Lecturer in Finance


Professor Jason Xiao

Professor of Accounting