Yiwei Li

EBS - Finance
 Yiwei Li



Yiwei Li is a Lecturer (US: Assistant Professor) in Finance at the Finance group of Essex Business School and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests are in the fields of Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance. She received her PhD in Finance from ICMA Centre and MRes from Lancaster University. She welcomes inquiries from potential PhD students interested in Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance.


  • Phd ICMA,

  • MRes Lancaster University,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, EBS, University of Essex (2019 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Corporate Finance (BE311)

  • Valuation and Mergers and Acquisitions (BE342)

  • Corporate Finance (BE350)

Previous supervision

Mengying Zhao
Mengying Zhao
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Essex Business School (Research)
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 6/10/2021


Journal articles (7)

Li, Y., Wei, S., Qinjing, Z. and Tingyu, S., (2023). The Impact of Shareholder Litigation Risk on Income Smoothing. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. 61 (4), 1379-1413

Mike, C., Li, Y., Carol, P. and Xiu-ye, Z., (2023). Does the age of compensation committee members matter for CEO compensation?. Corporate Governance

Fu, X., Li, Y. and Zhang, Z., (2023). Institutional investors, non-mandatory regulations, and board gender diversity. Finance Research Letters. 58 (C), 104509-104509

Benlemlih, M., Li, Y. and Assaf, C., (2022). Executive compensation and environmental performance: Evidence from CEO inside debt. Energy Economics. 116, 106403-106403

Li, Y. and Zhang, X-Y., (2019). Impact of board gender composition on corporate debt maturity structures. European Financial Management. 25 (5), 1286-1320

Li, Y. and Zeng, Y., (2019). The impact of top executive gender on asset prices: Evidence from stock price crash risk. Journal of Corporate Finance. 58, 528-550

Li, Y., Gong, M., Zhang, X-Y. and Koh, L., (2018). The impact of environmental, social, and governance disclosure on firm value: The role of CEO power. The British Accounting Review. 50 (1), 60-75

Reports and Papers (2)

Clements, M., Li, Y., Padgett, C. and Zhang, X-Y., Does the Age of Compensation Committee Members Matter for CEO Compensation?

Fang, X., Li, Y., Pittman, J. and Zeng, Y., (2023). Executive Team Heterogeneity and Information Suppression: Evidence from Stock Price Crash Risk

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