Dr Susanna Lu

Susanna Lu

Lecturer in Finance

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

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.

Papers Taught

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.

Find more research publications by Susanna Lu


Corporate Governance; Finance

Contact Details

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