Dr. Dan LI received her Ph.D. in Finance from York University, and joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) as Assistant Professor of Finance in 2011.  She also holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Economics from Fudan University, and a M.A. in Economics from York University. Before joining HKU, Dan also conducted research for Capital Markets CRC Ltd, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

Dan’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, entrepreneurship, high-frequency trading, mergers and acquisitions, and law and finance.  She has published several papers in academic journals include Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Corporate Governance: an International Review.

Areas of Interest
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • High-Frequency Trading
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Law and Finance
  • Ph.D., M.A., York University
  • M.A., B.A.,  Fudan University
Selected Publications
  • "The Competitive Landscape of High-Frequency Trading Firms”,
    (with Ekkehart Boehmer and Gideon Saar), forthcoming in the Review of Financial Studies.
  • "The Effect of Stock Liquidity on Default Risk,"
    (with Jonathan Brogaard and Ying Xia), Journal of Financial Economics 124 (2017), 486-502.
  • "Do Banks or VCs Spur Growth?" 
    (with Rebel Cole and Douglas Cumming), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money  41 (2016), pp. 60-72. (Featured in Wall Street Journal.)
  • "Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital in the United States,"
    (with Doug Cumming), Journal of Corporate Finance 23 (2013), pp. 345-367.
  • "Exchange Trading Rules and Stock Market Liquidity,"
    (with Doug Cumming and Sofia Johan), Journal of Financial Economics 99 (2011), pp. 651-671.
  • "Run-Up of Acquirer's Stock in Public and Private Acquisitions,"
    (with Doug Cumming), Corporate Governance: an International Review 19 (2011), pp. 210-239.
Working Papers
  • "The Market for Bad News"
     (with Shiyang Huang, Bei Qui and Bohui Zhang).
  • "High Frequency Trading, Market Making and Information Asymmetry"
     (with Jia Hao and Gideon Saar).
  • "Does Stock Market Liquidity Affect Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management?"
     (with Ying Xia).
  • "Fraud in Online Marketplace Lending: Lessons from Platform Failure in China"
    (with Haitian Lu, Zhen Lei and Gang Hu).