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Yuan Li

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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CERF Fellow Dr. Bang Dang Nguyen - paper will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego

Sep 26, 2019

Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from Close Gubernatorial Elections, joint with Q.A. Do (SciencesPo Paris) and Yen-Teik Lee (Curtin University), is accepted and will be presented at the AFA Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego.

CERF Scholar Shiqi Chen presented her paper at Leeds University Business School

Jun 28, 2019

Shiqi Chen presented her paper entitled “Financial Policies and Internal Governance with Heterogeneous Risk Preferences” (joint with Bart Lambrecht) in the Accounting and Finance seminar at Leeds University Business School, the Finance seminar at Essex Business School, CERF Lunch Seminar at Cambridge Judge Business School, and at the 2019 Annual Real Options Conference in London.

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