Dr Leonard Leye Li

Dr Leonard Leye Li

Senior Lecturer
  • 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

Academic CV

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 Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. 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.

+61-2-9385 6930
3068 Quadrangle Building
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Li LL; Chen C; Louise Yi L; Rencheng W, 2023, 'Flu fallout: Information producing constraints and corporate disclosure', Journal of Accounting Research, 61, pp. 1063 - 1108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-679X.12486
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wang D; Li LL; Lu LY; Wilson M, 2023, 'The Opioid Crisis, Employee Health Capital, and Corporate Information Production', European Accounting Review, ahead-of-print, pp. 1 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638180.2023.2272622
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kuang YF; Li L; Lu LY; Qin B, 2022, 'Death is a law: Death of former colleagues and management forecasts', Accounting, Organizations and Society, 102, pp. 101350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2022.101350
    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, 20, pp. 196 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jels.12340
    Journal articles | 2021
    Huang R; Li L; Lu LY; Wu H, 2021, 'The Impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on Firms’ R&D Disclosure', European Accounting Review, 30, pp. 1067 - 1104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638180.2020.1806896
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kim JB; Li L; Lu LY; Yu Y, 2016, 'Financial statement comparability and expected crash risk', Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61, pp. 294 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacceco.2015.12.003

  • UNSW Business School Dean’s Research Fellowship (A$10,000), 2023-2024.
  • 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.

  • UNSW Business School Research Excellence Award - Senior Lecturer (2023)
  • UNSW Business School Dean’s Research Fellowships (2023-2024)
  • AFAANZ Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting (2020)
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (2016)


My Research Supervision

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

My Teaching

  • COMM5601 Interdisciplinary Applications of Analytics Techniques
  • COMM8101 Statistical Methods for Business Research
  • COMM1140 Financial Management
  • ZZBU6509 Financial Modelling
  • ACCT1501 Accounting and Financial Management 1A