Dr Susanna Lu

Susanna Lu

Lecturer in Finance


Corporate Governance; Finance

Qualifications: PhD in Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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 been teaching 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

  • Almaskati, N., Bird, R., & Lu, Y. (2018). Corporate governance, institutions, markets and social factors. In Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference. Conference held Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bird, R., Ho, L., & Lu, Y. (2018). Liquidity, leverage deviation, target change and the speed of leverage adjustment. In Conference held 5th Vietnam International Conference in Finance. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • Bird, R., Huang, P., & Lu, Y. (2018). Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock. Australian Journal of Management, 43(1), 3-26. doi:10.1177/0312896217708227

  • Guo, L., & Lu, Y. (2015). Overconfident CEOs as outside directors: Are they better facilitators for innovation?. In 28th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (pp. 63 pages). Sydney, Australia.

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