Mr Leye (Leonard) Li
Senior Lecturer

Mr Leye (Leonard) 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.

+61-2-9385 6930
3068 Quadrangle Building
  • 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, pp. 101350 - 101350,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li Y; de Villiers C; Li LZ; Li L, 2022, 'The moderating effect of board gender diversity on the relation between corporate social responsibility and firm value', Journal of Management Control, vol. 33, pp. 109 - 143,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gao Z; Li L; Lu LY, 2021, 'Social Capital and Managers’ Use of Corporate Resources', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 168, pp. 593 - 613,
    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, vol. 30, pp. 1067 - 1104,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kim JB; Li L; Lu LY; Yu Y, 2021, 'Financial statement comparability and managers’ use of corporate resources', Accounting and Finance, vol. 61, pp. 1697 - 1742,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li LL; Lu LY; Wang D, 2021, 'External Labour Market Competitions and Stock Price Crash Risk: Evidence from Exposures to Competitor CEOs’ Award-Winning Events', Accounting and Finance,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li L; Monroe G; Wang J, 2020, 'State Ownership and Abnormal Accruals in Highly-Valued Firms: Evidence from China', Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, vol. 17,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kim JB; Li L; Lu LY; Yu Y, 2016, 'Financial statement comparability and expected crash risk', Journal of Accounting and Economics, vol. 61, pp. 294 - 312,

  • 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.

  • Best Paper Award of AFAANZ Annual Conference (2020)
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (2016)