Dr Leonard Leye Li
Senior Lecturer

Dr Leonard Leye Li

  • Ph.D. in Accounting, UNSW Sydney (2016-2019)
  • Master of Finance (with Distinction), Australian National University (2013-2014)
  • Bachelor of Economics in Statistics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2008-2012)
Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation


I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Audit & Tax at UNSW Sydney. I have a range of interests in research at the intersection of accounting and finance, including voluntary disclosure, shareholder litigation and stock price crash risk. My works have been published in leading international journals, including Journal of Accounting and EconomicsAccounting, Organizations and Society, European Accounting Review, and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. I am also a co-founder of the Early Career Researchers Support Network (ECRSN), a network that aims to help early-career researchers to improve their social wellbeing and academic performance. Prior to joining academia, I worked as a financial analyst in China.

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3068 Quadrangle Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Li LL; Monroe G; Coulton J, 2022, 'Managerial litigation risk and corporate investment efficiency: Evidence from Universal Demand laws', Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jels.12340

  • AFAANZ Research Grant (A$6231), 2021. "Critical audit matters and debt contract design" with Lina Li and Zihang Peng.
  • AFAANZ Research Grant (A$7500), 2019. "CSR contracting andmanagement earn-ings guidance" with Bo Qin and Lu Yang.

  • AFAANZ Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting (2020)
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (2016)


My Research Supervision

  • Layla Yixuan Li, Honors Co-Supervisor
  • Summer Huang, PhD student at Australian National University, External Member
  • Ziqi Gao, PhD student at Australian National University, External Member

My Teaching