Dr Susanna Lu

Susanna Lu

Lecturer in Finance


Corporate Governance; Finance

Qualifications: PhD in Finance, University of New South Wales

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.30
Phone: +64 7 838 4973

Papers Taught

About Susanna

Susanna joined the University of Waikato in 2015 as a lecturer in finance.

Her research interest lies primarily in the area of empirical corporate finance.

She has taught a wide range of courses, including Finance, Capital Markets, Personal Financial Planning, International Corporate Finance/Multinational Financial Management, Advanced Corporate Finance, Derivative Securities, and Financial Risk Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Supervised

Susanna has successfully supervised one PhD student to completion (2016-2019) at the University of Waikato.

She currently serves as a second supervisor of two PhD students in Finance:

-Three essays on corporate governance, 2016-;

-Determinants of capital structure adjustment speed: A cross-country analysis, 2017-.

Research Interests

Empirical corporate finance, including corporate governance, boards of directors, managerial overconfidence, corporate innovation, capital structure and mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Publications

  • Ho, L., Lu, Y., & Bai, M. (2020). Liquidity and speed of leverage adjustment. Australian Journal of Management, online, 34 pages. doi:10.1177/0312896220918913

  • Lu, Y. (2020). Do overconfident CEOs promote or impede leverage adjustments?. SSRN.

  • Ho, L., Lu, S., & Bird, R. (2019). Equity leverage, speed of leverage adjustment and the role of institutional environments. In 7th Spring Conference of the Multinational Finance Society. Chania, Crete, Greece.

  • Almaskati, N., Bird, R., & Lu, Y. (2019). Corporate governance, institutions, markets and social factors. Research in International Business and Finance, 51, 20 pages. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.101089

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