Dr Xi  Li

Dr Xi Li

Associate Professor of Accounting

Department of Accounting

+44 (20) 7955 7932
Room No
MAR 3.40
Office Hours
By appointment, please e-mail xi.li@lse.ac.uk
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Key Expertise
International Accounting, Financial Reporting, Capital Market, CSR

About me


  • AC444 Valuation and Security Analysis
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Research interests 

  • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Contracting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
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Working papers

  1. Coordinated engagements” (with Elroy Dimson and Oguzhan Karakas), R&R at Journal of Finance
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility Committee: International Evidence (with Jenny Chu and Yuxia Zou)
  3. Institutional ownership and workplace misconduct: Evidence from federal labor law violations” (with Aneesh Raghunandan)
  4. “Foreign Institutional Ownership and Cross-Border Lending: Evidence from International Syndicated Loans” (with Yun Lou)

Appointments, awards and grants

Editorial Board Membership 

  • Review of Accounting Studies, November 2018 – Present

  • The Accounting Review, June 2017 -

Selected Awards

  • First Prize Winner of Brandes Institute 2020 Research Paper Contest
  • Excellence in Education Award, London School of Economics, 2017-2018
  • International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) Research Award, April 2018
  • FIR-PRI Award for Best Published Research Article, September 2016
  • IRRC Institute Paper Prize - Honorable Mention, December 2015
  • Best Paper Award, AAA International Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting, January 2015
  • Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing, Hass School of Business, University of California Berkeley, October 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Review of Accounting Studies Conference, Tilburg University, Netherlands, October 2009

Selected Grants

  • INQUIRE Europe Research Grant, 2008, 2016
  • PRI Research Fund on ESG Engagements, 2016-2017
  • The Risk Institute Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, 2016-2018
  • French SIR Research Grant, 2009

My research

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