Associate Professor Lili   Dai
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Lili Dai

Business School
Sch of Accounting, Audit & Tax

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. He is also a deputy editor of the Accounting and Finance journal, a home journal published on behalf of The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). His research interests are in the areas of capital markets-based research in accounting, auditing, and financial issues. 

Before joining UNSW, Lili held academic positions at the College of Business and Economics, Australian National University (ANU), and the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He completed a Ph.D. in Business at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). 

Lili's publications have appeared in the world-leading and reputable journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Banking and Finance.

His recent studies have been nominated for the Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting and the Best Paper Award in Auditing at the AFAANZ Annual Conference. Lili's research was funded by AFAANZ and the research grants from UNSW and ANU. His research achievement has been recognized by the UNSW Business School Research Excellence Award. 

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

Phone
+61 2 9065 1612
Location
Room 3094, Quadrangle Building - E15 Reference

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Dai L; Ngo P, 2021, 'Political Uncertainty and Accounting Conservatism', European Accounting Review, vol. 30, pp. 277 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638180.2020.1760117
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Dai L; Parwada J; Winchester DW; Zhang B, 2021, 'The more we know, the less we agree: A test of the trading horizon heterogeneity theory', The Financial Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fire.12282
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    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, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARJ-09-2020-0295
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Dai L; Shen R; Zhang B, 2021, 'Does the Media Spotlight Burn or Spur Innovation?', Review of Accounting Studies, vol. 26, pp. 343 - 390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11142-020-09553-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Brogaard J; Dai L; Ngo PTH; Zhang B, 2020, 'Global Political Uncertainty and Asset Prices', The Review of Financial Studies, vol. 33, pp. 1737 - 1780, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhz087
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.105733
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Dai L; Zhang B, 2019, 'Political Uncertainty and Finance: A Survey', Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, vol. 48, pp. 307 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajfs.12257
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    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, vol. 45, pp. 586 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.06.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Dai L; Fu R; Kang JK; Lee I, 2016, 'Corporate governance and the profitability of insider trading', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 40, pp. 235 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.08.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    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, vol. 53, pp. 331 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-679X.12073
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Lili Dai
    Banerjee S; Dai L; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Cross-country IPOs: What explains differences in underpricing?', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 17, pp. 1289 - 1305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2011.06.004

Awards

  • 2021 AFAANZ Conference Best Paper Award in Financial Accounting

  • 2021 AFAANZ Conference Best Paper Award in Auditing

  • 2020 UNSW Business School Research Excellence Award

Grants

  • 2020 Accounting & Finance Associations of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant ($7,114)

  • 2018 UNSW Business School BSRG Grant ($10,000)

  • 2017 Accounting & Finance Associations of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant ($5,000)

  • 2016 ANU College of Business and Economics Quality Research Publication Scheme ($7,000)

  • 2014 ANU College of Business and Economics Research School Grant ($10,000)

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