Associate Professor Lili Dai
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Lili Dai

Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

Lili Dai

Associate Professor | Director of Postgraduate Program

School of Accounting - CA | PhD, Nanyang Technological University | MA, Humboldt University of Berlin | BSc, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

About Lili

Lili Dai is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the UNSW Business School. Before joining UNSW, he held academic positions at the Australian National University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research interests are in the areas of capital markets-based research in accounting, auditing, and financial issues.

Lili's publications have appeared in reputable journals, including The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting Research, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and AccountingBritish Accounting Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Banking and Finance.

He is an editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review and a deputy editor of Accounting and Finance

Lili has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for world-leading journals, including The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Management Science

His research achievement has been recognized by the UNSW Business School Research Excellence Award and the Best Paper Awards at the AFAANZ Annual Conference.

Find more information about Lili's recent research work on his personal website.

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  • Journal articles | 2024
    Dai L; Landsman WR; Peng Z, 2024, 'Private Loan Issuance and Risk Factor Disclosure', The Accounting Review, pp. 1 - 28,
    Journal articles | 2024
    Li H; Gao Y; Zhu Y; Dai L, 2024, 'Family control, institutional investors, and financial distress: Evidence from China', Accounting & Finance,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen W; Dai L; Fang X; Zhang W, 2023, 'Labor protection and stock price crash risk: Evidence from international equity markets', British Accounting Review,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chen W; Dai L; Tan HT, 2023, 'When does analyst reputation matter? Evidence from analysts’ reliance on management guidance', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 50, pp. 1305 - 1337,
    Journal articles | 2023
    Dai L; Dai R; Ng L; Peng Z, 2023, 'Global outsourcing and voluntary disclosure', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dai L; Parwada J; Winchester DW; Zhang B, 2022, 'The more we know, the less we agree: A test of the trading horizon heterogeneity theory', The Financial Review,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dai L; Ngo P, 2021, 'Political Uncertainty and Accounting Conservatism', European Accounting Review, 30, pp. 277 - 307,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dai L; Shen R; Zhang B, 2021, 'Does the Media Spotlight Burn or Spur Innovation?', Review of Accounting Studies, 26, pp. 343 - 390,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Morris RD; Dai L; De Groote S; Holmes E; Lau L; Li CK; Nguyen P, 2021, 'Coping with COVID: pivoting perspectives from teaching a third-year undergraduate financial accounting course', Accounting Research Journal, 34, pp. 279 - 289,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Banerjee S; Dai L; Humphery-Jenner M; Nanda V, 2020, 'Governance, Board Inattention, and the Appointment of Overconfident CEOs', Journal of Banking & Finance, pp. 105733 - 105733,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Brogaard J; Dai L; Ngo PTH; Zhang B, 2020, 'Global Political Uncertainty and Asset Prices', Review of Financial Studies, 33, pp. 1737 - 1780,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dai L; Zhang B, 2019, 'Political Uncertainty and Finance: A Survey', Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 48, pp. 307 - 333,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dai L; Dharwadkar R; Shi L; Zhang B, 2017, 'The governance transfer of blockholders: Evidence from block acquisitions and earnings management around the world', Journal of Corporate Finance, 45, pp. 586 - 607,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dai L; Fu R; Kang JK; Lee I, 2016, 'Corporate governance and the profitability of insider trading', Journal of Corporate Finance, 40, pp. 235 - 253,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dai L; Parwada JT; Zhang B, 2015, 'The governance effect of the media's news dissemination role: Evidence from insider trading', Journal of Accounting Research, 53, pp. 331 - 366,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Banerjee S; Dai L; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Cross-country IPOs: What explains differences in underpricing?', Journal of Corporate Finance, 17, pp. 1289 - 1305,
  • Preprints |
    Dai L; Dai R; Ng LK; Peng ZR, Does Global Outsourcing Affect Corporate Customers’ Voluntary Disclosures?, ,
    Preprints |
    Dai L; Gong P; Jackson AB; Peng ZR, Answers Without Questions, ,

  • 2020 Accounting & Finance Associations of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant 

  • 2018 UNSW Business School BSRG Grant 

  • 2017 Accounting & Finance Associations of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant

  • 2016 ANU College of Business and Economics Quality Research Publication Scheme 

  • 2014 ANU College of Business and Economics Research School Grant 

  • 2021 AFAANZ Conference Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting

  • 2021 AFAANZ Conference Best Paper Award in Auditing

  • 2020 UNSW Business School Research Excellence Award