Biography

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
Education
  • Ph.D., M.A., York University
  • M.A., B.A.,  Fudan University
Selected Publications
  • "The Effect of Stock Liquidity on Default Risk,"
    (with Jonathan Brogaard and Ying Xia), Forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics.
  • "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. (Scheduled to be 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
  • "Correlated High Frequency Trading,"
    (with Ekkehart Boehmer and Gideon Saar), R&R.
  • "Fraud in Online Marketplace Lending: Lessons from Platform Failure in China"
    (with Haitian Lu, Zhen Lei and Gang Hu).