Assoc Prof Leon Li

Leon Li

Associate Professor of Finance
Subject Convenor, Finance

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

About Leon

Prior to joining the University of Waikato in 2015, Dr Li taught at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (AACSB-accredited) for 10 years. 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).

Papers Taught

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Alhassan, A., Li, L., Reddy, K., & Duppati, G. (2019). The relationship between political instability and financial inclusion: Evidence from Middle East and North Africa. International Journal of Finance & Economics, online, 22 pages. doi:10.1002/ijfe.1793

  • Li, L., & Faff, R. (2019). Predicting corporate bankruptcy: What matters?. International Review of Economics and Finance, 62, 1-19. doi:10.1016/j.iref.2019.02.016

  • Fernando, J., Li, L., & Hou, Y. (2019). Corporate governance and correlation in corporate defaults. Corporate Governance: An International Review, online. doi:10.1111/corg.12306 Open Access version:

  • Li, L., & Hwang, N. C. R. (2019). Do market participants value earnings management? An analysis using the quantile regression method. Managerial Finance, 45(1), 103-123. doi:10.1108/MF-02-2018-0087

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Contact Details

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