Li, Xu  
    Dr. Xu Li  
Associate Professor of Accounting
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       Academic and Professional Qualifications  
  •  BBA, University of International Business and Economics (China)
  •  MS in Finance, Boston College (U.S.A.)
  •  PH.D., Massachusetts of Institute of Technology (U.S.A.)

Dr. Li, Xu is an associate professor of accounting at University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from University of International Business and Economics, Master’s degree in Finance from Boston College, and PhD degree in accounting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining University of Hong Kong, Dr. Li worked in University of Texas at Dallas and Lehigh University. Dr. Li has taught accounting courses for undergraduate and MBA students.

       Research Interests  
  • Capital market’s reaction on accounting information
  • Insider trading and information asymmetry
  • Disclosure’s impact on cost of capital
  • Corporate governance related issues
  • Can strong boards and trading their own firm’s stock help CEOs make better decisions? Evidence from acquisitions by overconfident CEOs” Coauthored with Adam Kolasinski, forthcoming at Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Can Government Policies Induce Unethical Earnings Management Behavior? Evidence from Chinese Public Listed Firms” Coauthored with Nan Hu, Baolai Qi, and Ling Liu, forthcoming at Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
  • Regulation FD, Accounting Restatements and Transient Institutional Investors’ Trading Behavior” Coauthored with Suresh Radhakrishnan, Haeyoung Shin, and Jin Zhang,Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, vol. 30, 298-326, July-August 2011
  • Behavioral Theories and the pricing of IPOs’ Discretionary Current Accruals” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, vol. 37, 87-104, July 2011
  • Are Corporate Managers Savvy About Their Stock Price? Evidence from Insider Trading after Earnings Announcements” Coauthored with Adam Kolasinski, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, vol. 29, 27-44, January-February 2010
  • The Effect of Disclosures by Management, Analysts, and Business Press On the Equity Cost of Capital: A Study Using Content Analysis” Coauthored with S.P. Kothari and James Short, The Accounting Review, vol. 84, 1639-1670, September 2009
  • Characteristics of a Firm’s Information Environment and the Information Asymmetry between Insiders and Outsiders.” Coauthored with Richard Frankel, Journal of Accounting and Economics, vol. 37, 229-259, June 2004
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