Assoc Prof Leon Li

Leon Li

Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance



Qualifications: PhD in Finance, Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and Fulbright Scholar

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.28
Phone: +64 7 858 5650

Papers Taught

About Leon

Dr Li has been teaching finance for 20 years. 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).

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Risk Management/Measurement, Earnings Management, CEO Compensation, Asset Pricing Anomalies, Equity Markets Linkage, Portfolio Management

Recent Publications

  • Fernando, J., Li, L., & Hou, Y. (2020). Corporate governance and correlation in corporate defaults. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 28(3), 188-206. doi:10.1111/corg.12306 Open Access version:

  • 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

  • Li, L., Hwang, N. C. R., & Nartea, G. V. (2020). Earnings management and earnings predictability: A quantile regression approach. Australian Journal of Management, online, 20 pages. doi:10.1177/0312896220945759

  • Alhassan, A., Li, L., Reddy, K., & Duppati, G. (2020). Consumer acceptance and continuance of mobile money: Secondary data insights from Africa using the technology acceptance model. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 24, 25 pages.

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