Assoc Prof Leon Li
Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance
Qualifications: PhD in Finance, Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Fulbright Scholar
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 858 5650
Dr Li has been teaching finance for 20 years. He joined the University of Waikato in 2015. All the universities where Dr Li studied and taught are AACSB-accredited. He also served as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Dayton, USA in the academic year of 2011-2012. Dr Li is a certified Financial Risk Manager from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
PhD student: Shang-En Yu, Thesis title: Three essays on CEO equity-based compensation, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan (AACSB-accredited), completed in 2010.
PhD student: Abidin Alhassan, Thesis title: Three essays on financial inclusion in Africa, University of Waikato, New Zealand, completed in 2019.
PhD student: Ruwani Fernando, Thesis title: Three essays on corporate defaults: Special reference to corporate governance, default correlations and capital structure adjustment, University of Waikato, New Zealand, completed in 2019 (2020 INFINZ Theses Prize).
Risk Management/Measurement, Earnings Management, CEO Compensation, Asset Pricing Anomalies, Equity Markets Linkage, Portfolio Management
Li, L. (2021). Risk of investing in volatility products: A regime-switching approach. Investment Analysts Journal, 50(1), 1-16. doi:10.1080/10293523.2020.1814047
Li, L., & Scrimgeour, F. (2021). The co-integration of CDS and bonds in time-varying volatility dynamics: do credit risk swaps lower bond risks?. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, online, 23 pages. doi:10.1515/snde-2019-0141
Hunjra, A. I., Perveen, U., Li, L., Chani, M. I., & Mehmood, R. (2020). Impact of ownership concentration, institutional ownership and earnings management on stock market liquidity. Corporate Ownership and Control, 17(2), 77-87. doi:10.22495/cocv17i2art7
Fernando, J., Li, L., & Hou, Y. (2020). Financial versus non-financial information for default prediction: Evidence from Sri Lanka and the USA. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 56(3), 673-692. doi:10.1080/1540496X.2018.1545644
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