Dr Lei Chen

LSE Fellow

Research interests

  • Board of directors
  • Financial fraud
  • Litigation
  • Short sellers and information 
  • Shareholder activism
  • Disclosure quality


Lei Chen's CV|


Working papers

  • How do national and global business elites connect?: the case of the People’s Republic of China, 2011 (co-authored with Kees van Veen)
  • The market for independent directors, 2012 (co-authored with Frank Moers)
  • Does country of origin matter- an investigation of financial fraud by cross-listed firms in the U.S. market, 2012 (single-authored)

Current Projects

  • The networks of top managers in the U.S. (with Kees van Veen and Roger Leenders) 
  • Short sellers’ role in producing and disseminating information for the financial market, and discovering potential financial fraud 
  • Shareholder activism and information quality (with Frank Moers and Michael Viehs)

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Contact details

Department of Accounting
Room OLD 2.15
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7430
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912
Email: l.chen20@lse.ac.uk|

Administrative contact

Justin Adams, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542

Email: j.adams5@lse.ac.uk|