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Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)



Dr. Yuan Li joined CERF in September 2016.  Previously, Yuan was a Lecturer at the Loughborough University. Yuan's research is outlined below.

Research Update - August 2018

Research Update - April 2018

Research Update - August 2017

Research Update - April 2017

Yuan Li

Research Associate at CERF, Cambridge University


BBA (Tianjin University,China), PhD (Nanyang Technological University,Singapore)

Research interests

Empirical asset pricing, corporate disclosure, financial accounting, sell-side analysts

Previous appointments

Before joining CERF, Yuan was a lecturer in Financial Accounting at Loughborough university and at Deakin University.

Awards & honours

  • Best paper award at the National Taiwan University International Finance Conference, 2013
  • Best paper award at the Accounting and Corporate Governance Conference in Melbourne, 2010

Selected publications

 "Analysts' reputational concerns, self-censoring and the international dispersion effect." with Chuan-Yang HwangManagement Science, forthcoming.


"The 52-week high, q theory and the cross-section of stock returns." with Thomas George and Chuan-Yang Hwang, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.


Selected Working Papers


 "Are analysts whose forecast revisions correlate less with prior stock price changes better information producers and monitors?" with Chuan-Yang Hwang and Yen H. Tong


"Overconfidence, trading volume, and stock return"


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