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Dr Hao Li

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance

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+44 (0) 1792

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Hao Li is a Senior Lecturer in Finance since January 2020. Before joined Swansea University, he worked as an Assistant Professor (lecturer) in Finance at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh campus from 2014 to 2019. Prior to academic career, Hao worked as an Equity Analysist in a securities corporation and then a senior research fellow in an Investment Trust.

Hao is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2017 and holder of Certificate of Securities Professional since 2011.

Hao obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Heriot-Watt University in 2016. He earned PhD in 2011 and MSc in Investment Analysis (with distinction) in 2006, both from the University of Stirling. He graduated from Sun Yat-sen University with BA Business Administration in 2003.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Executive compensation
  • Board of directors

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Financial Economics
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate governance

Working papers:

  • Li, H. and Zhao J. 2020. Inside debt and firm risk-taking: Evidence from the UK pension reform.
  • Kyiu, A., Jones, E. and Li, H. 2020. Earnings informativeness and trading frequency: evidence from African markets.
  • Jones, E., Kwansa, N. and Li, H.2020. How does internationalization affect capital-raising decisions? Evidence from UK firms.
  • Adamolekun, O., Jones, E. and Li, H. 2020. Cash holdings and firm competitiveness.
  • Jones, E., Adamolekun, O. and Li, H. 2019. Cash holdings, stock returns and investment organicity: evidence from UK investment announcements.
  • Zhao J., Ibrahim, S., Li, H., and Yan, Y. 2018. Pay me a single figure.